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Hirasa ware incense burner

Incense burner
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Stoneware with lead glazes over clear glaze; silver lid
Satsuma ware, bekko type
H x W (overall): 13.2 x 14.8 cm (5 3/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Naeshirogawa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1893
Tozo Takayanagi, New York, NY, to 1893 [1]

From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 140, 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.

Former owner
Tozo Takayanagi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, Satsuma ware, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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