Bowl stand

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Bowl stand (zhan tuo). One lacquer repair. Box.
Clay: hard, gray, porcellanous.
Glaze: thick lustrous grayish green; medium crackle.
Decoration: leaf outlines on the flange modelled in the slightest relief under glaze.

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Ru ware, probably
Dimensions
H x W: 6.7 x 16.6 cm (2 5/8 x 6 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.17a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 15: Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song Dynasty
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl stand (zhan tuo)

Keywords
China, green glaze, Modern period (1912 - present), Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), Ru ware, stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1937
C.T. Loo & Company, New York from at least February 1, 1937 [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on May 3, 1937 [2]

Notes:

[1] C. T. Loo's Approval Memo, dated February 1, 1937, copy in object file. According to the dealer's account, the object belonged to the sister of Puyi (1906-1967), the last emperor of China (1908-1912), and was brought to the United States in the 1930s through Hongkong, see John Alexander Pope's note, dated to 1949, in object file. Frank Caro, Loo's business associate, later contradicted this statement and referred to John A. Pope that the object belonged to the daughter of Zhang Zuolin (Chang Tso-lin) (1873-1928) and in 1933 was sold by her to T. T. Lee, an agent of Loo, see John A. Pope's note, dated to 1961, in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated May 3, 1937, copy in object file. The object is described in the invoice as "One stem cup Ju Yao with flower shaped edge" and dated to Sung dynasty. See also C. T. Loo's stockcard no. 36/298: "Ju Yao cup, floral shaped edge resting on a saucer," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

Description

Bowl stand (zhan tuo). One lacquer repair. Box.
Clay: hard, gray, porcellanous.
Glaze: thick lustrous grayish green; medium crackle.
Decoration: leaf outlines on the flange modelled in the slightest relief under glaze.

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

Copyright with museum