Tea cup (sencha chawan, part of a set with teapot, hot water ewer, 5 additional tea cups and original wooden box with lid

Artist: Saka Koraizaemon X (1890-1958)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1943
Stoneware with rice-straw-ash glaze
Hagi ware
H x Diam (overall): 4.8 x 7 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/4 in)
Japan, Yamaguchi prefecture, Hagi
Credit Line
Gift of Andy and Jane Saylor
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

Hagi ware, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea

To ?
Unknown military officer stationed in Japan. [1]

To 1993
Andy and Jane Saylor, purchased at a sale of the collection of an unknown military officer stationed in Japan during the Occupation. [2]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Andy and Jane Saylor. [3]


[1] Made around 1943. Andy Saylor purchased the object at a sale of the collection of a military officer who was in Japan during the Occupation. See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office, and Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Jane Saylor
Andy Saylor

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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