Jizhou ware bottle with resist decoration of flowering plum branch


Historical period(s)
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th century
Stoneware with iron-rich pigment, dark and colorless glazes (neck shortened and repaired)
Jizhou ware
H x W: 18 x 12.6 cm (7 1/16 x 4 15/16 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jizhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, flower, Jizhou ware, plum blossom, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

To 1915
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), New York, NY, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, New York, in 1915 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2446, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.

[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
Abel William Bahr (C.L. Freer source) 1877-1959

Published References
  • Sigisbert Chr├ętien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 5.
  • Jan Wirgin. Some Ceramic Wares from Chi-chou. vol. 34 Stockholm. p. 60.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 73.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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