- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Abel William Bahr (C.L. Freer source) 1877-1959
This lidded vessel imitates a bronze ding tripod. Glaze was applied thinly and only to the lid, probably to avoid problems with the glaze's running down during firing. Wood ash from the fuel also accumulated and melted on the upper surfaces, creating natural glaze, and ash from the kiln roof or glaze from another vessel fell in several large drops. Ceramic tripods often appeared in a set of four different vessel shapes placed in tombs.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 3.
- Thomas Dexel. Fruhe Keramik in China: Die Entwicklung der Hauptformen vom Neolithikum bis in die T'ang-Zeit. Braunschweig, Germany. pl. 35b.
- Katherine R. Tsiang. Glazed Stoneware of the Han Tynasty. vol. 40, nos.2-3 Washington and Zurich. pp. 143-176, fig. 25.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum