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Water jar in style of Chinese bronze fitting - National Museum of Asian Art

Water jar in style of Chinese bronze fitting

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Bronze with artificial patina; lacquered wooden lid
  • Dimension

    H x W: 16.7 x 13.7 cm (6 9/16 x 5 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1904.356a-c
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1904.356a-c

Object Details

  • Description

    Archaistic ? Vessel. Lacquer cover.
    Surface: lacquered in color. Addition of lacquer, lead, etc.
    Decoration: in slight relief. Inscription inside. Bottom dubious.
  • Provenance

    Mr. Uyeno, Osaka [1]
    To 1904
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1904 [2]
    From 1904 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in December 1904 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 11, Louise Cort, March 4, 2011, in the object record.
    [2] Undated folder sheet note.
    Also see, S. I. 2, pg. 16, Original Bronze List, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] 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

    An Invitation to Tea (November 9, 1996 to April 26, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. Uyeno
    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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