White Raku incense container with design of plum shoots

Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, early to mid-19th century
School
Edo Kenzan School
Medium
Buff clay; white slip, iron pigment, and enamels under transparent lead glaze.
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.3 x 5.3 x 3.9 cm (1 5/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.217a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box (kogo)

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

To 1905
H. R. Yamamato, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. R. Yamamoto in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1498, 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)

H. R. Yamamoto (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 77, p. 167.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum