Incense box with relief figure of lion

Historical period(s)
Edo period, early to mid 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with slip glaze and wood ash
Style
Bizen ware, Imbe type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.1 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm (1 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Okayama prefecture, Imbe
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1899.51a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box (kogo)

Keywords
Bizen ware, Imbe type, Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, lion, stoneware
Provenance

To 1899
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1899 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 279, 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)

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

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

Copyright with museum