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Inkstone box in imitation of Koetsu

Inkstone box in imitation of Koetsu
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False seal of Hon'ami Koetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
19th century
Edo period or Meiji era
Raku-type earthenware with pigments under lead glaze
H x W: 9.7 x 23.2 cm (3 13/16 x 9 1/8 in)
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
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Accession Number
Previous custodian or owner
Hachisuka Collection
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900)
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Possibly Hachisuka Collection [1]
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto, reportedly purchased in Tokushima, province of Awa, circa 1885 [2]
To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [3]
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [4]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [5]
[1] See Curatorial Remark 7, L.A. Cort, 1986, in the object record, for information regarding the possibility that this object was formerly in the Lord Hachisuka Collection.
[2] According to Curatorial Remark 5, an Envelope File note, in the object record: "Bunkio Matsuki, 1900: "Old Mr. Ikeda purchased about 15 years ago in Tokushima, Province of Awa."
[3] See Original Pottery List, L. 790, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[4] See note 3.
[5] 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
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Tokyo, Japan