Incense container in shape of bell amulet

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with clear glaze, overglaze enamels, and gold leaf
Style
Kyoto ware, Ko-Kiyomizu style
Dimensions
H x W: 8.7 x 6.3 cm (3 7/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto, Awata district
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.57a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box (kogo)

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

To 1902
Samuel Colman (1832-1920), New York, NY, and Newport, RI, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Samuel Colman Collection, American Art Association, New York, March 19-22, 1902, no. 109 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1122, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Samuel Colman was collecting Asian objects by at least 1880 (see Curatorial Remark 8, Louise Cort, April 20, 2007, in the object record). This piece was listed as no. 109 in the 1902 sale catalogue for the Colman Collection (see Curatorial Remark 5, L.A. Cort, 1986, in the object record).

[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)

Samuel Colman 1832-1920
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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