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: Incense burner in the shape of Chinese lion-dog, unknown Raku ware workshop base: Incense burner in the shape of Chinese lion-dog, unknown Raku ware workshop

Incense burner in the shape of Chinese lion-dog, unknown Raku ware workshop

Type
Incense burner
Maker(s)
Artist: False seal of Raku Sonyu (1664 - 1716)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Raku-type clay with Black Raku glaze and gold pigment
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 10 x 11.2 cm (3 15/16 x 4 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1893.6a-b
Description
Incense burner, with perforated oval cover. Chinese lion-dog (shishi).
Clay: heavy-weight, dense.
Glaze: brilliant black lacquer, powdered and overlaid with gold.
Seal: Raku (false seal of Raku Sonyu, 1664-1716)

(false seal of Raku Sonyu)

To 1893
Tozo Takayanagi, New York 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. 234, 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
Takayanagi Tozo (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), guardian lion, incense, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Raku ware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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