Lacquer storage box with lid

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, early 17th-late 19th century
Medium
Lacquer
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 7.6 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm (3 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1899.32.2a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Lacquer
Type

Box

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan
Provenance

To 1899
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1899 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 289, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Although later determined to be a lacquer, this object was originally accessioned and classified as pottery (see Curatorial Remark 6, A. Yonemura, 1980, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

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

Copyright with museum

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