Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2487, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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)
Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
A cup shaped like the peach of immortality made an ideal birthday or New Year's gift. Traces of ink indicate that this cup was used for washing brushes. The owner may have hoped for immortality for his writing as well as for himself.
This cup was made in Jiangsu Province in Yixing County, an area famous for producing unglazed colored-clay teapots and scholars' objects that are admired for their rustic elegance.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum