Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century
Stoneware with black glaze; gold lacquer repair.
H x W: 15.6 x 24.1 cm (6 1/8 x 9 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, lacquer repair, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), stoneware

To 1915
Yamanaka & Company, New York purchased in China, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, 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. 2426, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, according to Curatorial Remark 3, C. L. Freer, in the object record: "This jar was purchased in China where it was owned for a number of years..."

[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
  • Stephen Weintraub, Kanya Tsujimoto, Sadae Y. Walters. Urushi and Conservation: The Use of Japanese Lacquer in the Restoration of Japanese Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp. 56-57, figs. 26-27.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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