string(23) "edanmdm:fsg_F1902.64a-b" Pentagonal incense box in Oribe style - National Museum of Asian Art

Pentagonal incense box in Oribe style

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1800-1868
  • Geography

    Seto kilns, Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze, and copper-green glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 5.1 × 5.8 cm (2 × 2 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.64a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.64a-b

Object Details

  • Description

    Fine-grained, reddish brown clay.
    Underglaze painted decoration in white slip and black iron pigment.
    Clear glaze, milky where thick; copper-green ash glaze on knob. Inside glazed; recessed base unglazed.
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    Samuel Colman (1832-1920), New York, NY, and Newport, RI, to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Samuel Colman Collection, American Art Association, New York, March 19-22, 1902 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1130, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Samuel Colman was collecting Asian objects by at least 1880 (see Curatorial Remark 10, Louise Cort, April 20, 2007, in the object record).
    [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

    Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern in Japanese Ceramics (December 13, 2014 to June 14, 2015)
    Japanese Ceramics from Seto and Mino (January 19, 1996 to August 5, 2001)
    The Glazed Ceramic Tradition of Mino and Seto Wares (April 26, 1985 to January 13, 1986)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Samuel Colman (1832-1920)
    American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Seto kilns, Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Container
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