Set of three sake cups

Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1805
Lacquer on wood with gold
H x Diam (.1): 4.3 x 14.8 cm (1 11/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Lucy Blanton
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Lacquer, Vessel

Sake cup

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, sake, WWII-era provenance

To 1960
Family of Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Japan, to 1960 [1]

From 1960 to 2001
Lucy Blanton, Chevy Chase, Maryland, purchased from the family of Yoshida Hiroshi in 1960 [2]

From 2001
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Lucy Blanton in 2001


[1] This set was acquired by Lucy Blanton in 1960 in Japan, by purchase from a sale at the residence of the family of the artist Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950); see the April 20, 2001, letter (in the object file) from Lucy Blanton to Ann Yonemura, which provides full description of the circumstances (according to Curatorial Note 4, Ann Yonemura, June 12, 2001, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Lucy Blanton

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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