Ornament for applique in the form of two musical instruments

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 17.6 x 5.6 cm (6 15/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.149
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Applique ornament

Keywords
chasing, Edo period (1615 - 1868), gilding, Japan, lute, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), twisted wire, wirework, zither
Provenance

To 1911
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 304, 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)

Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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

Copyright with museum