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Incense box in the form of a waiting attendant, Ohi ware

Medium:
Earthenware with black, white, and clear glazes
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.7 x 4.7 cm (2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in)
Style:
Ohi ware
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
Date:
19th century
Period:
Edo period or Meiji era
Topic:
Ohi ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
incense  Search this
Japan  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1900.20a-b
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Somayama (Otowa) ware Incense box in the form of a seated dragon

Medium:
Stoneware with rice-straw ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.6 x 6.2 cm (3 3/8 x 2 7/16 in)
Style:
Somayama (Otowa) ware
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
Shiga prefecture, Japan
Date:
1825-1850
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Somayama (Otawa) ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
incense  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1900.21a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Box

Medium:
Lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 x 24.4 x 20.1 cm (1 9/16 x 9 5/8 x 7 15/16 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Container
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 19th century
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.287a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Scroll box

Medium:
Lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 105 x 11.6 x 11.6 cm (41 5/16 x 4 9/16 x 4 9/16 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Container
Origin:
China or Ryukyu islands, Japan
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Ryukyu Kingdom (1429-1879)  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.622a-b
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Box with lid (lian)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 18 x 18.4 cm (7 1/16 x 7 1/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
100 BCE-100 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1923.2a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
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Covered box with design of paired phoenixes

Medium:
Porcelain with transparent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 3.7 x 9.5 cm (1 7/16 x 3 3/4 in)
Style:
Qingbai ware
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
12th-13th century
Period:
Southern Song dynasty
Topic:
phoenix  Search this
Qingbai ware  Search this
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
wedding  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1929.14a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Box with silver cover

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x Diam (assembled): 3 x 6.6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
9th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
engraving  Search this
punching  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1929.5a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent

Medium:
Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and leaf gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.4 x 5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Date:
late 7th-early 8th century
Period:
Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
grape  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
punching  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.39a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
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Hinged cosmetic box in the form of a clam’s shell with birds and floral scrolls

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.6 x 9.3 x 8.2 cm (1 13/16 x 3 11/16 x 3 1/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Date:
late 7th-early 8th century
Period:
Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
engraving  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.50a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Box with a cover

Medium:
Silver with gilding
Dimensions:
H x Diam (assembled): 2.3 x 4.6 cm (7/8 x 1 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
grape  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
engraving  Search this
punching  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.52a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Box and cover

Medium:
Silver with gilding
Dimensions:
H x Diam (assembled): 2.3 x 4.6 cm (7/8 x 1 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
first half of the 8th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
duck  Search this
phoenix  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
engraving  Search this
punching  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.53a-b
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Box with floral scrolls

Medium:
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24.5 x 9.5 x 5.1 cm (9 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.21a-b
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Box with cover

Medium:
Porcelain with iron wash and Guan-style glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 2.8 x 9.3 cm (1 1/8 x 3 11/16 in)
Style:
Guan style ware
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
Guan ware  Search this
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.4a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Pen box

Artist:
Shazi  Search this
Medium:
Brass inlaid with copper, silver and black organic material
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 x 31.4 x 6.4 cm (1 15/16 x 12 3/8 x 2 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Container
Origin:
Iran
Date:
13th century (1210-11)
Period:
Saljuq period
Topic:
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
Saljuq period (1037 - 1300)  Search this
writing  Search this
kufic script  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1936.7
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Box in form of hibiscus blossom and leaves

Artist:
School of Chen Mingyuan (active late 17th-early 18th century)  Search this
Medium:
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.3 x 6.5 cm (2 1/16 x 2 9/16 in)
Style:
Yixing ware
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
Date:
19th-early 20th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
hibiscus  Search this
Yixing ware  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
incense  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.73a-c
Restrictions & Rights:
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Cylindrical container

Artist:
Zhang Xihuang (early-mid 17th century or later)  Search this
Medium:
Bamboo
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 12.3 x 5.4 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Type:
Container
Origin:
China
Date:
17th century or possibly mid-19th century
Period:
Ming or Qing dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.78a-d
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Seal-paste box with "peach bloom" copper-red glaze

Medium:
Porcelain with "peach bloom" copper-red glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 3.6 x 7.2 cm (1 7/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Style:
Jingdezhen ware
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
Kangxi reign, 1662-1722
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Jingdezhen ware  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722)  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1943.5a-b
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Yue ware covered box with design of three flowers

Medium:
Stoneware with gray-green translucent glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.2 x 13.7 cm (2 1/16 x 5 3/8 in)
Style:
Yue ware
Type:
Ceramic
Container
Origin:
Shanglinhu kilns, Zhejiang province, China
Date:
late 10th century
Period:
Northern Song dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
Yue ware  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1944.12a-b
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Painter's box (E-bako)

Medium:
Lacquer and mother of pearl
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.3 x 17.2 x 35.8 cm (8 x 6 3/4 x 14 1/8 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Container
Origin:
Japan
Date:
19th century
Period:
Edo period or Meiji era
Topic:
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
chrysanthemum  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1944.21a-f
Restrictions & Rights:
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Fubako (letter box)

Medium:
Lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.5 x 9.6 x 25 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Container
Origin:
Japan
Date:
18th or 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
phoenix  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
chrysanthemum  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1944.23a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
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