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Tea-leaf storage jar

Label Text

A pair of glazes applied to the stoneware of this late seventeenth-century Edo jar gives two unique and striking effects. A thick, mottled olive green ash glaze (called ameyu in Japan) produces purple splashes that flow randomly from the jar's shoulder on one side. An all-over coating of iron-slip glaze (called akadobe) creates a golden-dimpled appearance on another side of the tea-leaf storage jar, or chatsubo. In his object notes about the jar, which he purchased from Yamanaka and Company in 1899, Freer described the vessel as "Good. Not very fine."

Object Name

Tea-leaf storage jar (chatsubo)

Ware

Tamba ware

Dated

late 17th century

Period

Edo period

Medium

Stoneware with slip glaze and ash glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 29.1 x 24.2 cm

City

Tachiku

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

133

Wall

West

Title

Tea-leaf storage jar

Object Number

F1899.9

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/F1899.9.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tea-leaf storage jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1899.9, Item #3277, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3277 (accessed November 18, 2017).