string(24) "edanmdm:fsg_F1900.120a-b" Incense box in the shape of a quail, one of a pair - National Museum of Asian Art

Incense box in the shape of a quail, one of a pair

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At A Glance

  • Period

    Late 18th century
  • Geography

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with glaze, lacquer, and gold leaf; silver-gilt brass feet
  • Dimension

    H x W: 12.1 x 14.4 cm (4 3/4 x 5 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Mochizuki Hanzan (1743-1790?)
  • Description

    Clay: hard, dense.
    Glaze: lower bodies in dark bronze touched with silver; upper bodies in bright brown mottled with gray. Insides - gilded.
    Seal on the bottom.
  • Marks

    Contains seal.
  • Provenance

    To 1900
    K. Sano, Tokyo, to 1900 [1]
    From 1900 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from K. Sano through Edward G. Getz in 1900 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, this object was brought to America by K. Sano, and purchased [by Charles Lang Freer] through Ed. G. Getz. See Original Pottery List, L. 280, 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

    Feathered Ink (August 27, 2022 to February 20, 2023)
    Arts of Japan: Edo Aviary and Poetic License (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
    Japanese Art—Autumn Voices (October 14, 1981 to December 16, 1981)
    Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons in Japanese Art (September 14, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. K. Sano (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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