Incense burner with design of camellia

Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) Kyoto workshop, Kenzan style
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th to early 19th century
Medium
Buff clay with white slip, iron and cobalt pigments under transparent glaze; brass cover.
Dimensions
H x W: 7.7 x 10.9 cm (3 1/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.222a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Incense burner (koro)

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

To 1905
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1427, 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 Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunshichi Kobayashi (C.L. Freer source) circa 1861 - 1923

Published References
  • Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 66, p. 150.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum