Box with lid, with inscription on base dated 1755, containing set of ten plates (F1993.19.1-10)

Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1740-1750
Cedar (hinoki) wood
H x W x D: 18.1 x 24.9 x 24.9 cm (7 1/8 x 9 13/16 x 9 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of anonymous friends of Harold P. Stern
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Container


Edo period (1615 - 1868), inscription, Japan

From 1950s – 1993
Private collection, purchased in Japan in the 1950s. [1]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of a private collector. [2]


[1] According to the donor, object was purchased in Japan in the 1950s.

[2] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Province Henry

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
SI Usage Statement

Usage Conditions Apply

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Related Objects