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Bizen ware Sake bottle in the shape of a wild duck

Sake bottle (tokkuri)
Artist: Terami Enkichi (died 1838)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, early 19th century
Stoneware with ash glaze drops
Bizen ware, Imbe type
H x Diam: 19.3 x 10.9 cm (7 5/8 x 4 5/16 in)
Japan, Okayama prefecture, Imbe
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1896
Tozo Takayanagi, New York, NY, to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1896 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 146, 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
C.L. Freer source: Tozo Takayanagi
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Bizen ware, Imbe type, duck, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, sake, stoneware, wine
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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