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

Maker(s)
Artist: Mochizuki Hanzan (1743-1790?)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th century
Medium
Porcelain with glaze, lacquer, and gold leaf; silver-gilt brass feet
Dimensions
H x W: 12.6 x 13.1 cm (4 15/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.121a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box

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

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]

Notes:

[1] 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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