Yamanaka and Company, New York 1929 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1929 
 Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Yamanaka and Co.
Bowl: spreading ovoidal; thin basal ring; copper rim.
Clay: very thin, with translucent areas; grayish-white; sonant. Translucent white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent, colorless.
Decoration: molded in paste, under glaze. On interior: band of four phoenixes in clouds, six-petalled flowerhead in center bottom.
Similar translucent bowls, bearing molded designs of dragons or phoenixes (both imperial emblems), have been excavated from the fifteenth-century layer of the Ba Dinh site in central Hanoi.
- Published References
- Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. p. 168.
- David P. Rehfuss. Letter to the Editor. vol. 38, no. 4 Hong Kong, July - August 2008. p. 12.
- Else S. Duncan. The Collector's First Handbook on Antique Chinese Ceramics. Chevy Chase. pl. 1.
- Collection Area(s)
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum