Tripod incense burner, style of Chinese Longquan-ware celadon

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1919-1937
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 9.5 x 11 cm (3 3/4 x 4 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Attributed to Uno Ninmatsu (1864-1937)
  • Description

    Tripod incense burner; bulbous body with vertical neck and wide lip; low fin-like flange on each three perforations in bowl; hollow legs.
    Clay: fine grained, grayish white porcelain; iron-red and traces of brown dressing on feet.
    Glaze: translucent, light grayish blue, lustrous surface.
  • Provenance

    To 1941
    C. Edward Wells, New York to 1941
    From 1941
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. Edward Wells, New York in 1941 [1]
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Idea of China in Japan: The Tea Ceremony in Japan (December 19, 1999 to June 11, 2000)
    Untitled Exhibition, East Asian Ceramics and Paintings, East Corridor (January 8, 1947 to ---)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (May 6, 1946 to November 17, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics and Paintings (November 14, 1944 to May 3, 1946)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics, 1943 (March 22, 1943 to November 13, 1944)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    C. Edward Wells (1898-1991)
  • Origin

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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