Tea ceremony water jar
- Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period, 1615-1630
- Stoneware with ash and iron glazes
- Mino ware, Ofuke type
- H x W x D: 18.4 x 18.6 x 18.6 cm (7 1/4 x 7 5/16 x 7 5/16 in)
- Japan, Gifu prefecture, Mino kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Buff clay; some bloating in bottom. Two strap handles with incised vertical lines and appliqued studs. Three stump feet. Designs of cloud collars on neck, chevrons on body, incised with broad-edged blade. Ash glaze, crackled, greenish where thick; applied in two coats on outside, one coat on inside, wiped off flange and base; irregular trickles of brown iron glaze from rim between handles; six round spur marks in glaze of recessed rim; three small spur marks in bottom.
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 
From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi, New York in 1893 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 128, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
- Takayanagi Tozo 高柳陶造 (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Japanese Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum