02 octobre 2009

The Freer Gallery of Art Acquires Renowned Object of Japanese Tea Culture

Tea-leaf Storage Jar, named Chigusa, Southern China, Southern Song or Yuan dynasty 13th-14th century, Stoneware with iron glaze, H: 41.8 cm., Freer Gallery of Art WASHINGTON, DC.- A humble jar widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture has been acquired by the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art. The jar was purchased at an auction held by Christie's in New York City Sept. 17. The jar, made in China during the late Southern Song or Yuan dynasty (13th or 14th century) and shipped to Japan as a container for a commercial... [Lire la suite]