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Incense container with design of Narrow Ivy Road

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1699-1712
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip, cobalt and iron pigments under clear glaze, enamels over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.5 x 10 x 7.3 cm (1 x 3 15/16 x 2 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1907.84a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1907.84a-b

Object Details

  • Artist

    Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
    Narutaki workshop (active 1699-1712)
  • Description

    Clay: fine-grained buff stoneware.
    Glaze: transparent.
    Decoration: in cobalt and iron under glaze. Red, green enamel, and gold, over glaze.
    Marks on base.
  • Signatures

    Kenzan
  • Marks

    Three spurmarks on base.
  • Provenance

    To 1907
    Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [1]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in spring 1907 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1562, 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

    Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space (October 1, 2022 to April 2, 2023)
    Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art (June 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
    Tea Ceramics after Koetsu (June 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
    Poetic License: Making Old Worlds New (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
    Arts of Japan: Edo Aviary and Poetic License (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
    Landscapes in Japanese Art (February 2 to July 15, 2007)
    Freer: A Taste for Japanese Art (July 1, 2006 to January 1, 2007)
    The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
    Japanese Art (May 9, 1993 to June 27, 1994)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 3 and 4 (February 25, 1956 to January 1, 1963)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Container
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