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Incense box in the shape of a bird

Incense box (kogo)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Unglazed stoneware with irregular reddish marks; clear ash glaze on interior
Maiko ware
H x W: 3.9 x 5.7 cm (1 9/16 x 2 1/4 in)
Japan, Hyogo prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1901
R. Wagner, Berlin, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from R. Wagner in 1901 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 921, 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
R. Wagner (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Container
bird, Edo period (1615 - 1868), incense, Japan, Maiko ware, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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