Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
Diam (overall): 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Lacquer


Edo period (1615 - 1868), inscription, Japan, seal

To 1903
Charles Gillot (1853-1903), Paris, to 1903 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the sale of the Charles Gillot Collection, Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris, through Yamanaka Sadajiro (of Yamanaka & Company), in 1904 [2]

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


[1] See S.I. 19, Original Miscellaneous List, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] After his death in 1903, a sale of Asian art belonging to French artist Charles Gillot took place in February 1904 at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris. Yamanaka Sadajiro (of Yamanaka and Co.) attended the sale and annotated the sales catalogue (which is now in the Freer and Sackler Library) on Charles Lang Freer's behalf (see Curatorial Remark 4, Louise Cort, July 11, 2001, in the object record). Also, 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 Gillot (C.L. Freer source) French, 1853 - 1903
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • Gaston Migeon. Collection, Charles Gillot: Objets d'art et peintures d'Extreme-Orient : dont la vente aura lieu du lundi 8 fevrier au samedi 13 fevrier 1904 inclus dans les Galeries de Mm. Durand-Ruel, Paris. Paris, February 8 - 13, 1904. lot 305, p. 64.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum