Incense box in the form of a waiting attendant, Ohi ware

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Earthenware with black, white, and clear glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.7 x 4.7 cm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Incense-box, covered. Seated figure of Tomomachi.
    Clay: soft, dense, buff-brown.
    Glaze: flesh parts in buff-terra-cotta; figure in white - both crackled and iridescent. Cap in lustrous black.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of Japan: Edo Aviary and Poetic License (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
    Poetic License: Making Old Worlds New (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
  • Origin

    Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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