Incense box in the shape of a quail, one of a pair

Artist: Mochizuki Hanzan (1743-1790?)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, Late 18th century
Porcelain with glaze, lacquer, and gold leaf; silver-gilt brass feet
H x W: 12.1 x 14.4 cm (4 3/4 x 5 11/16 in)
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Container

Incense box

Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, porcelain, quail

To 1900
K. Sano, Tokyo, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from K. Sano through Edward G. Getz in 1900 [2]

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


[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, this object was brought to America by K. Sano, and purchased [by Charles Lang Freer] through Ed. G. Getz. See Original Pottery List, L. 280, 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)

K. Sano (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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

Copyright with museum

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