Satsuma ware incense burner

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1650-1800
  • Geography

    Hiyamizu kiln, Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze; silver lid
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 11.4 × 17.8 cm (4 1/2 × 7 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1904.24a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1904.24a-b

Object Details

  • Description

    Incense-burner, ovoidal bowl; three animalistic legs. Gold lacquer repairs. Silver cover.
    Clay: hard, grayish
    Glaze: luminous cream; close brown crackle.
    Mark: plovers (chidori [Jpn]), drawn in iron, on base outside footrim.
  • Marks

    plovers (chidori [Jpn]), drawn in iron, on base outside footrim.
  • Provenance

    To 1904
    V. G. Fischer Art Company, Washington, DC, to 1904 [1]
    From 1904 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from V. G. Fischer Art Company in 1904 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1286, 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

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    V. G. Fischer Art Company (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Hiyamizu kiln, Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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