Chayang ware tea bowl in style of Jian ware


Historical period(s)
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century
Stoneware with white slip under translucent yellow glaze; metal rim, gold lacquer repairs
Chayang ware
H x W: 6.5 x 10.9 cm (2 9/16 x 4 5/16 in)
China, Fujian province, Nanping, Chayang kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl (yellow tenmoku)

Chayang ware, China, Jian ware, lacquer repair, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, tea, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

To 1911
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1911 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2147, Freer Galley 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Sherman Lee. The Freer's Studies in Connoisseurship (Review): Museum News. vol. 44, no. 1 New York, Spring 1984. pp. 66-67, fig. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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