Vase

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Vase: baluster form; depressed base. Wood stand.
Clay: dense, white.
Glaze: lustrous cream-white; closely crackled; finely pitted.

Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with opaque white glaze
Style
Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
Dimensions
H x W: 23.6 x 18.9 cm (9 5/16 x 7 7/16 in)
Geography
China, Guangdong province, Foshan, Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1896.35a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shiwan ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1896
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1896 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L.44, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840 - 1918

Description

Vase: baluster form; depressed base. Wood stand.
Clay: dense, white.
Glaze: lustrous cream-white; closely crackled; finely pitted.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum