Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-mid 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze; copper rim.
Style
Zhang ware
Dimensions
H x W: 49.7 x 15 cm (19 9/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Zhang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1915.15a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Zhang ware
Provenance

To 1915
Yamanaka and Company, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1915 [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. 2421, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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)

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

Copyright with museum