Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 16th or 17th century
Black lacquer on wood core with mother of pearl inlay, and some traces of metallic paint from a later restoration
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)
China or Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


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


[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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