- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Warren E. Cox 1895-1977
The ornamental appliquéd animal masks and stamped and incised decor recall features of the basin's bronze prototype. The relatively even glaze makes this piece an especially fine example among a large group of similar basins. The basin was fired on small wads of clay typical of the kilns that produce Yue ware; the wads prevented the melted glaze from sticking to the supporting surface during firing.
- Published References
- Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 62.
- Hai wai i chen (Chinese Art in Overseas Collections). Taipei, 1985. vol. 3, p. 34.
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 6.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum