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Vase with drum-shaped body and elephant head handles
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Stoneware with slip
H x Diam: 19.6 × 13.2 cm (7 11/16 × 5 3/16 in)
Bizen ware, Imbe type
Imbe, Okayama prefecture, Japan
Vase with drum-shaped body and elephant head handles.
Clay: gray, fired dark reddish brown; heavily potted.
Glaze: reddish brown mottled with black; yellow splashes and large areas of silver.
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906), Washington, DC, to 1905 
From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Waggaman Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, January 25-February 3, 1905 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1345, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see Curatorial Remark 9, Louise Cort, June 17, 2008, in the object record.
 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.
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Previous custodian or owner:
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906)
American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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