Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 14th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze and enamels over glaze
Style
Cizhou ware
Dimensions
H x W: 31 x 33.6 cm (12 3/16 x 13 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Yuzhou, Yuzhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.9a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, Cizhou ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1917
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2488, 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 85.
  • Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi), Hsiao-chi Yu in, Chi-Tseng Chang. Masterpieces of Chinese National Art: The Collection of Mr. Seaouke'e Yue. Shanghai, 1916. pls. 60a-c.
  • Else S. Duncan. The Collector's First Handbook on Antique Chinese Ceramics. Chevy Chase. pl. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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