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Wood, lacquer, gold, metal, shell
H x W x D: 5.2 x 24.7 x 22.5 cm (2 1/16 x 9 3/4 x 8 7/8 in)
early 19th century
Edo period
Previous custodian or owner:
Charles Gillot (French, 1853 - 1903) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
To 1903
Charles Gillot (1853-1903), Paris, to 1903 [1]
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the sale of the Charles Gillot Collection, Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris, through Yamanaka Sadajiro (of Yamanaka & Company), in 1904 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] See S.I. 11, Original Miscellaneous List, pg. 17, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] After his death in 1903, a sale of Asian art belonging to French artist Charles Gillot took place in February 1904 at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris. Yamanaka Sadajiro (of Yamanaka and Co.) attended the sale and annotated the sales catalogue (which is now in the Freer and Sackler Library) on Charles Lang Freer's behalf (see Curatorial Remark 6, Louise Cort, July 11, 2001, in the object record). Also, 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.
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery