Writing box containing ink-stone and water holder

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Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Lacquer, gold, lead, and mother of pearl
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.3 x 24.5 x 22.2 cm (2 1/16 x 9 5/8 x 8 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.105a-e
On View Location
Freer Gallery 09: The Power to See Beauty
Classification(s)
Lacquer
Type

Writing box (suzuribako)

Keywords
deer, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), writing
Provenance

To 1907
Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in 1907 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 39, pg. 27, 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

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

Copyright with museum