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Incense burner or charcoal jar, fragment of rim

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    17th century
  • Geography

    Kamagane kiln site, Toki City, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with yellow-toned clear ash glaze
  • Dimension

    W: 4 cm (1 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Incense burner or charcoal jar (hi-ire), fragment of rim.
    Clay: light buff pottery.
    Glaze: yellow-toned clear ash glaze.
    Decoration: decoration in relief, possibly stenciled.
  • Provenance

    From 1977 to 1985
    Louise Allison Cort, Washington, DC, collected in Kamagane kiln site, Japan. [1]
    From 1985
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Louise Allison Cort, Washington, DC [2]
    [1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Louise Allison Cort
  • Origin

    Kamagane kiln site, Toki City, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Louise A. Cort
  • Type

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