Japanese Lacquer Imperial Presentation Box

Maker(s)
Artist: Akatsuka Jitoku 赤塚自得 (1871-1936)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, early 20th century, before 1919
Medium
Lacquer on wood with gold maki-e and mother of pearl inlay with silver rim mounts
Dimensions
H x W x D: 11.6 x 19.9 x 26.4 cm (4 9/16 x 7 13/16 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1997.17a-e
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Lacquer
Type

Box

Keywords
chrysanthemum, Japan, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, Christie's, New York, Sale No. 8732, September 17, 1997, lot no. 230 [1]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Note 4, Duley, October 6, 1997, in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Christie's (New York)

Published References
  • 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. 332-333.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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