Incense burner

Incense burner, octagonal; low basal ring. Pierced silver cover, chrysanthemum vine-scroll motif.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: thick leaf-green. Irregular scar in center of base. Glazed overall except for footrim. Dark brown where exposed on footrim.

Historical period(s)
Meiji era, late 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with opaque chrome-green green glaze; silver lid
Style
Kyoto ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.3 × 11 cm (2 1/16 × 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1893.5a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Incense burner

Keywords
chrome-green glaze, chrysanthemum, incense, Japan, Kyoto ware, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware
Provenance

To 1893
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 [1]

From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 160, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Takayanagi Tozo (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Incense burner, octagonal; low basal ring. Pierced silver cover, chrysanthemum vine-scroll motif.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: thick leaf-green. Irregular scar in center of base. Glazed overall except for footrim. Dark brown where exposed on footrim.

Published References
  • Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. no. 39 Lexington, Massachusetts, 2018. p. 138, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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