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Ember pot with design of Four Admirers
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Style of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Kyoto workshop, Kenzan style
Gray-buff clay with white slip and iron pigment under transparent glaze
H x W x D: 10.6 x 11.4 x 11.6 cm (4 3/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 9/16 in)
Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Container for live coals (hiire); square; bottom cracked.
Clay: stoneware: hard, dense, grayish.
Glaze: white slip under clear glaze.
Decoration: in mixed cobalt and iron pigment.
On painting: "Hokkyo Korin ga [Jpn]"
On base of pot: "Kenzan [Jpn]"
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1902 
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1902 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
See Original Pottery List, L. 1193, 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
Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art (June 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
Ceramics by Ogata Kenzan (October 9, 1980 to October 30, 1980)
Previous custodian or owner:
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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