Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 16th or 17th century
Black lacquer on wood core with mother of pearl inlay, and some traces of metallic paint from a later restoration
H x W x D (overall): 44.6 x 72.4 x 38.6 cm (17 9/16 x 28 1/2 x 15 3/16 in)
China or Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Furniture and Furnishing


bamboo, bird, bird and flower, camellia, China, flower, Japan, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), tree, WWII-era provenance

Kawasaki collection [1]

To 1995
Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa, Ginza, Japan, to 1995

From 1995
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa in 1995


[1] According to Curatorial Note 5 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Fujisawa
Kawasaki collection

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 240-241.
  • Arakawa Hirokazu. Raden (Lacquer Work with Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid). Kyoto. p. 359.
  • Kanzo Ryukyu shitsugei (Ryukyuan lacquerware from the Urasoe Art Museum Collection : cultural treasures of the Ryukyu Kingdom): Ryukyu Ocho bunka no hana. Exh. cat. Okinawa-ken Urasoe-shi. .
  • Ryukyu Shikki. Exh. cat. Tokyo. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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