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Hirasa ware incense burner

Type
Incense burner
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with lead glazes over clear glaze; silver lid
Style
Satsuma ware, bekko type
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 13.2 x 14.8 cm (5 3/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Naeshirogawa
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1893.31a-b

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]

Notes:

[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
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
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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