Incense burner

Incense-burner; high basal ring, notched. Silver cover.
Clay: hard, grayish-white. Reddish where exposed.
Glaze: greenish-gray, splashed with two tones of blue (underglaze cobalt).

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1850
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt under ash glaze; silver lid
Style
Seto-related or Kyoto-related ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.2 × 7.6 cm (2 1/16 × 3 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto or Kyoto region
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.78a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Incense burner (koro)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1898
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 245, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

Description

Incense-burner; high basal ring, notched. Silver cover.
Clay: hard, grayish-white. Reddish where exposed.
Glaze: greenish-gray, splashed with two tones of blue (underglaze cobalt).

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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