Seated Kannon and dragon

Clay: hard, gray
Glaze: cream-white, crackled.
Decoration: in gold, turquoise-green and light red, over glaze.

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, second half 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with enamels over clear, colorless glaze
Style
Satsuma ware, Nishiki type
Dimensions
H x W: 46.1 x 32.1 cm (18 1/8 x 12 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, cintamani, dragon, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), prayer beads, Satsuma ware, Nishiki type, stoneware
Provenance

To 1901
Charles C. Coleman (1840-1928), Capri, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Charles C. Coleman in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 784, 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 C. Coleman (C.L. Freer source) 1840 - 1928
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Clay: hard, gray
Glaze: cream-white, crackled.
Decoration: in gold, turquoise-green and light red, over glaze.

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

Copyright with museum