Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1457, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
 See note 1.
 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
- Published References
- Stephen Weintraub, Kanya Tsujimoto, Sadae Y. Walters. Urushi and Conservation: The Use of Japanese Lacquer in the Restoration of Japanese Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp. 58-59, fig. 30a-d.
- Mizuoka Tadanari, Narasaki Shoichi, Hayashiya Seizo. Nihon yakimono shusei. 12 vols., Tokyo, 1980-1982. cats. 95, 97.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum