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Hexagonal incense box with design of crane
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Porcelain with enamel glaze
H x W x D: 3.4 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm (1 5/16 x 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Wakayama, Wakayama prefecture, Japan
Incense-box, hexagonal, with cover.
Clay: dense, hard.
Glaze: brilliant turquoise-blue, crackled.
Decoration: flying crane, on cover, in bold relief.
Kairakuen sei [Jpn], without frame, impressed on base.
Carl Edelheim (1844-1899), Philadelphia, to 1899 
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Carl Edelheim Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, March 1900 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 259, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
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Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present (February 18, 1983 to February 16, 1984)
Previous custodian or owner:
Carl Edelheim (1844-1899)
American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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