Vase with drum-shaped body and elephant head handles

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with slip
Style
Bizen ware, Imbe type
Dimensions
H x W: 19.6 x 13.2 cm (7 11/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Okayama prefecture, Imbe
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.32
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
Bizen ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), elephant, Japan, stoneware
Provenance

To 1905
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906), Washington, DC, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Waggaman Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, January 25-February 3, 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1345, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see Curatorial Remark 9, Louise Cort, June 17, 2008, 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)

Thomas E. Waggaman 1839 - 1906
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

Published References
  • Robert L. Hobson, Edward S. Morse, Rose Sickler Williams. Chinese, Corean, and Japanese Potteries: Descriptive Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat. New York, March 2-21, 1914. cat. 85, p. 126.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum