Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 16th or 17th century
Medium
Black lacquer on wood core with mother of pearl inlay, and some traces of metallic paint from a later restoration
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 44.6 x 72.4 x 38.6 cm (17 9/16 x 28 1/2 x 15 3/16 in)
Geography
China or Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1995.5a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Lacquer
Type

Table

Keywords
bamboo, bird, bird and flower, camellia, China, flower, Japan, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Kawasaki collection [1]

To 1995
Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa, Ginza, Japan, to 1995

From 1995
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa in 1995

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 5 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Kawasaki collection
Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa

Published References
  • Ryukyu Shikki. Exh. cat. Tokyo. .
  • Kanzo Ryukyu shitsugei: Ryukyu Ocho bunka no hana [Ryukyuan lacquerware from the Urasoe Art Museum Collection: cultural treasures of the Ryukyu Kingdom]. Exh. cat. Okinawa-ken Urasoe-shi. .
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 240-241.
  • Arakawa Hirokazu. Raden [ Lacquer Work with Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid]. Kyoto. p. 359.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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