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Karamono tea caddy, bunrin type

Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 12th-15th century
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid
5.1 x 6.5 cm
China, Possibly Fujian province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1897
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1897 [1]

From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 724, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co.
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
brown and black glaze, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, tea
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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