Tripod incense burner, style of Chinese Longquan-ware celadon

Artist: Attributed to Uno Ninmatsu (1864-1937)
Historical period(s)
Taisho or Showa era, ca. 1919-1937
Porcelain with celadon glaze
Kyoto ware
H x W: 9.5 x 11 cm (3 3/4 x 4 5/16 in)
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Incense burner (koro)

incense, Japan, Kyoto ware, porcelain, Showa era (1926 - 1989), Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance

To 1941
C. Edward Wells, New York to 1941

From 1941
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. Edward Wells, New York in 1941 [1]


[1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

C. Edward Wells 1898-1991

Published References
  • Robert L. Hobson. A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David. London. pl. XL.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 9.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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