Drinking bowl

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Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Longquan ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.2 x 13.8 cm (2 1/16 x 5 7/16 in)
Geography
China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1935.3
On View Location
Freer Gallery 15: Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song Dynasty
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
China, green glaze, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, tea, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1935
Yamanaka and Company, New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Label

The strikingly simple shape of this unadorned bowl highlights the characteristic blue-green color and satiny, jadelike surface of the mature Longquan glaze. A thick welt of glaze below the rim on the outside of the bowl shows that care was taken to apply the glaze as thickly as possible.

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

Copyright with museum