Bowl stand (for tea bowl F1911.355)

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Historical period(s)
Mid-Ming to early Qing dynasty, 16th to early 18th century
Medium
Black lacquer on wood core with mother of pearl inlay
Dimensions
H x Diam: 7 x 16.2 cm (2 3/4 x 6 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.634
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Lacquer, Vessel
Type

Bowl stand

Keywords
China, inlay, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1911
S. Hayashi, Tokyo, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Hayashi in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2141, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Purchased as part of F1911.355; Curatorial Remarks for F1911.355.

[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
S. Hayashi (C.L. Freer source)

Label

This tea bowl entered the Freer Gallery collection accompanied by this stand. The understated coloration of this type of imitation Jian-ware bowl gained favor in the Japanese tea ceremony. In Japan, bowls on stands were used to serve tea to guests of high status.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum