Incense box in the form of seated Hotei

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Stoneware with clear glaze
Style
Asagiri ware
Dimensions
H x W: 5.9 x 7.6 cm (2 5/16 x 3 in)
Geography
Japan, Hyogo prefecture, Akashi
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.82a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box (kogo)

Keywords
Asagiri ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Hotei, incense, Japan, stoneware
Provenance

To 1901
Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Siegfried Bing in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 961, 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)

Siegfried Bing (C.L. Freer source) 1838-1905
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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