Brazier for iron kettle

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Material

    Raku-type clay with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 23.2 × 32.9 cm (9 1/8 × 12 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Tokuzan (died 1837)
  • Description

    Clay: soft, grayish. Raku type.
    Glaze: deep green, crackled, with areas of iridescent copper and bronze. Lead glaze.
    Decoration: broadly incised. Two phoenixes.
    Signature. Inscription. Inscribed on unglazed bottom: Bunka juichi inu gogatsu/Hogean/Tokuzan [cipher].
  • Signatures

  • Inscriptions

    Inscribed on unglazed bottom: Bunka juichi inu gogatsu/Hogean/Tokuzan [cipher].
  • Provenance

    To 1899
    Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1899 [1]
    From 1899 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Japanese Trading Company in 1899 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 5, 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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