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Incense box in the shape of a mandarin duck

Incense box in the shape of a mandarin duck
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Artist
Mori Yagozaemon Yusetsu (d. 1882)
Date
1831-1882
Period
Edo period or Meiji era
Type
Ceramic
Container
Medium
Stoneware with turquoise and colorless glazes
Dimensions
H x W: 6.3 x 9.5 cm (2 1/2 x 3 3/4 in)
Style
Banko ware, Yusetsu Banko type
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
F1902.25a-b
Previous custodian or owner
Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1902
Y. Fujita Company, Kyoto, to 1902 [1]
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita Company in 1902 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1099, 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.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Related Online Resources
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Origin
Kuwana, Mie prefecture, Japan