Incense box in shape of lion, unknown Raku ware workshop

Historical period(s)
Meiji era, late 19th century
Medium
Earthenware with clear lead glaze and gold leaf
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x W: 4.4 x 13.8 cm (1 3/4 x 5 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1899.28a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box (kogo)

Keywords
earthenware, guardian lion, incense, Japan, lion, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Raku ware
Provenance

To 1899
S. Eida, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Eida in 1899 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 252, 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)

S. Eida (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

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

Copyright with museum