Tonying and Company, New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Tonying and Company
Since the fourteenth century, Jingdezhen, in south China's Jiangxi Province, has been the major production center for Chinese ceramics, including imperial wares. When this vase was made, Jingdezhen kilns were best known for their blue-and-white and polychrome porcelains, but the imperial workshop and private factories also made small quantities of celadon-glazed pieces imitating famous Song dynasty (960-1279) wares. A Longquan vase was probably the model for this piece.
- Published References
- Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 130, p. 179.
- Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 10.
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 37.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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