Jian ware tea bowl

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Historical period(s)
Northern Song or Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze; silver rim
Style
Jian ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6.9 x 12.3 cm (2 11/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Jianyang county, Shuiji, Jian kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1913.37a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
brown and black glaze, China, Jian ware, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1913
Yamanaka and Company, New York to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York, in 1913 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2373, 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
  • Sigisbert Chr├ętien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 237.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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