Box with lid for teabowl (not in collection), containing silk bag

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
H x W x D: 13.5 x 14.8 x 14.8 cm (5 5/16 x 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Box with lid

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan

To 1899
Yamanaka and Company, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka and Company in 1899 [2]

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


[1] See Voucher No. 41, December 1899, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This wooden box originally held one teabowl by Ishikawa Jozan (1583-1672). The teabowl given to Mrs. Stephen Rhoades by C.L. Freer in May 1917 (for more information, see Curatorial Remark 1, Elizabeth Duley, June 2001, and Curatorial Remark 2, Louise Cort, July 15, 2010, in the object record).

[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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917-1965

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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