Figure of a cat, probably Kyoto ware

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Former owner
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1897
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1897 [1]
From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1897 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] 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.
Topic
Kyoto ware
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
cat
Japan
earthenware
Japanese Art
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Rights
Copyright with museum
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Earthenware with iron pigment under clear lead glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm (1 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Style
Probably Kyoto ware
Related Online Resources
Google Cultural Institute
The Story of the Beautiful
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Origin
Probably Kyoto, Japan
19th century
Period
Edo period or Meiji era
Type
Ceramic
Sculpture
Accession Number
F1897.33