Ewer with cup-shaped lid

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Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Yaozhou ware
Dimensions
H x W: 15.1 x 10.2 cm (5 15/16 x 4 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Huangbao township, Yaozhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1919.99a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
China, green glaze, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), stoneware, Yaozhou ware
Provenance

To 1919
You Xiaoxi, Shanghai, to 1919 [1]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, Shanghai in 1919 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2624, 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

Label

A single coat of thin glaze over a light gray clay body created the pale gray-green color on this ewer. The round belly is segmented to recall a melon, and the spout has two channels said to create an especially attractive flow of liquid. The single coat of glaze is typical of the earliest Yaozhou celadon ware.

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

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