Tea caddy

profile with lid
profile with lid base
Joseon period, second half of 17th century
Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Busan, Wakan (Waegwan) kiln
Stoneware with dipped white slip under transparent glaze; ivory lid
5.2 x 9.0 cm
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1901.88a-b

Provenance

To 1901
Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the Japanese Trading Company in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 971, 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.