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Tea-leaf storage jar with five lugs

Label Text

This seventeenth-century tea-leaf storage jar came to Freer through the New York branch of Yamanaka and Company, one of his favorite sources for East Asian ceramics. This jar, with its blue-green copper-based glaze, appears in the Peacock Room in Detroit on a shelf near La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine, where it was grouped with a diverse array of East and West Asian pots, including Southern Song tomb jars, Japanese tea wares, and iridescent Raqqa ware.

Object Name

Jar

Ware

Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type

Dated

1630-1660

Period

Edo period

Medium

Stoneware with copper-tinted rice-straw-ash glaze and feldspathic glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 25.4 x 21.4 cm

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

19

Wall

North

Title

Tea-leaf storage jar with five lugs

Object Number

F1899.60

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1899.60.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tea-leaf storage jar with five lugs," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1899.60, Item #3095, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3095 (accessed November 19, 2017).