Incense burner with design of mountain retreat

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1712-ca. 1731
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 6.1 × 8 cm (2 3/8 × 3 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1898.440
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1898.440

Object Details

  • Artist

    Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) , Chojiyamachi workshop
  • Description

    Small, cylindrical; low, retired foot. Gold lacquer repair.
    Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Stoneware.
    Glaze: transparent, appearing lustrous cream-white; overflow of pinkish-fawn.
    Decoration: in gosu (agrolite, an impure cobalt oxide) under glaze. Pavilion and landscape.
  • Signatures

    Kenzan
  • Inscriptions

    Inscription.
  • Provenance

    To 1898
    Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1898 [1]
    From 1898 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1898 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 438, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space (October 1, 2022 to April 2, 2023)
    Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art (June 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
    Tea Ceramics after Koetsu (June 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
    Japanese Arts in the Edo Period: 1615-1868, part 2 (March 8 to September 7, 2008)
    Landscapes in Japanese Art (February 2 to July 15, 2007)
    Japanese Arts in the Edo Period: 1615-1868, part 1 (August 18, 2007 to February 24, 2008)
    The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
    Ceramics by Ogata Kenzan (October 9, 1980 to October 30, 1980)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Special Exhibition—Japanese Art (October 16, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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