Bisque-fired mold for leg with lion mask

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1859
Satsuma ware
D: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in) H: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in)
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Naeshirogawa (Miyama)
Credit Line
Gift of Leila Philip
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Tool and Equipment


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lion, mask, Satsuma ware

To ?
Hayashi, Japan. [1]

From ? to 1986
Nagayoshi Kazu, Japan, gift of Hayashi, Japan. [2]

Leila Philip. [3]

From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Leila Philip. [4]


[1] According to notes in the Study Collection catalogue card, the pottery was given by Hayashi-san to Nagayoshi Kazu, and that it was a gift from Leila Philip to the Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection. See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] See note 1. See also object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Nagayoshi Kazu Japan, born 1928
Leila Philip born 1961

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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