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
Style
Jian ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7.6 x 12.7 cm (3 x 5 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1913.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
China, Jian ware, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), stoneware, tea
Provenance

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

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

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2375, 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Daniel Rhodes. Clay and Glazes for the Potter. Arts and Crafts Series New York. b/w pp. 32-33.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum