Asian Art

Rice bale shaped Incense Container (Kogo)

1868–1912

Stoneware, white

1 11/16 × 2 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (4.3 × 6.4 × 4.5 cm)
Gift of Pia Christina Ossorio in memory of Frederic E. Ossorio, B.A. 1942
2013.42.28a-b
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Meiji era (1868–1912)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ueshima Masaki and John McGee [see note 1], Kyoto; sold to Frederic E. Ossorio (1919–2005), Boulder, Colo., April 14, 1977; by descent to his daughter, Pia Christina Ossorio, Boulder, Colo.; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2013

Note 1: John McGee is a Canadian tea master of the Urasenke school who lived in Japan. He currently lives in Nova Scotia

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.