Incense burner in the shape of Chinese lion-dog, unknown Raku ware workshop
- Incense burner
- Artist: False seal of Raku Sonyu (1664 - 1716)
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
- Raku-type clay with Black Raku glaze and gold pigment
- Raku ware, unknown workshop
- H x W (overall): 10 x 11.2 cm (3 15/16 x 4 7/16 in)
- Japan, Kyoto
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- 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)
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 
From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 234, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
- 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