Teapot

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Teapot: cover, curved handle and short spout. Seal impressed on base.
Clay: finely sieved, gray.
Unglazed: Stained brown, unevenly.
Decoration: bamboo design in sunken relief; incised inscription.
Signature on base.

Maker(s)
Decorator: Qu Yingshao (active 1821 - 1850)
Artist: Youguo , Chinese, unidentified
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Style
Yixing ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7 x 10.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/8 in)
Geography
China, Jiangsu province, Yixing
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.397a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Teapot

Keywords
bamboo, calligraphy, China, inscription, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), tea, Yixing ware
Provenance

To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2486, 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
Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Teapot: cover, curved handle and short spout. Seal impressed on base.
Clay: finely sieved, gray.
Unglazed: Stained brown, unevenly.
Decoration: bamboo design in sunken relief; incised inscription.
Signature on base.

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

Copyright with museum