Incense box in the shape of a bird

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware with irregular reddish marks; clear ash glaze on interior
Style
Maiko ware
Dimensions
H x W: 3.9 x 5.7 cm (1 9/16 x 2 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Hyogo prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.50a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Incense box (kogo)

Keywords
bird, Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, Maiko ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1901
R. Wagner, Berlin, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from R. Wagner in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 921, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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
R. Wagner (C.L. Freer source)

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

Copyright with museum