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Lamp stand converted to incense burner

Lamp stand or incense burner
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
White stoneware with clear glaze; silver cover
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
H x W (overall): 18.5 x 10.7 cm (7 5/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Incense-burner. Silver cover.
Clay: hard, fine, gray-white.
Glaze: lustrous cream-white faintly crackled in pale brown.
Decoration: carved perforations.

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]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L.143, 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 高柳陶造 (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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