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profile with lid: Chinese (karamono) tea caddy, taikai type base: Chinese (karamono) tea caddy, taikai type

Chinese (karamono) tea caddy, taikai type

Type
Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze; ivory lid
Style
Hongtang ware
Dimension(s)
H x W: 6.5 x 8.6 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Fuzhou, Hongtang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.16a-b

To 1902
Yamanaka & Company, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1091, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
China, Hongtang ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, tea, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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