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Oribe-style incense container with design of kudzu

Oribe-style incense container with design of kudzu
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Artist
Style of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Kyoto workshop, Kenzan style
Date
1720-1760
Period
Edo period
Type
Ceramic
Container
Medium
Buff clay with white slip, iron and copper pigments under transparent glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.5 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
F1900.70a-b
Previous custodian or owner
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900)
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto [1]
To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [2]
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] According to Curatorial Remark 4, C.L. Freer, 1914, in the object record: "From an excellent collection (Ikeda)." See also, Curatorial Remark 1 and Curatorial Remark 7, L.A. Cort, 1987, in the object record."
[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 767, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[3] See note 2.
[4] 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.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Related Online Resources
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Origin
Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan