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Incense box with design of paulownia, unknown Raku ware workshop
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Earthenware with Red Raku glaze and white slip
H x Diam: 2.4 × 9 cm (15/16 × 3 9/16 in)
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Edo period or Meiji era
Circular incense box (kogo).
Clay: soft, buff-gray, Raku type.
Glaze: olive-gray, gray-white, and dull red. Reduced Red Raku glaze.
Decoration: in yellow-white, under glaze: paulownia blossoms and leaves.
Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris to 1901 
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Siegfried Bing, Paris in 1901
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 953, 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
Previous custodian or owner:
Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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