Yue ware ewer

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty or Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Yue ware
Dimensions
H x W: 17.1 x 13 cm (6 3/4 x 5 1/8 in)
Geography
China, Zhejiang Province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1975.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
China, Five Dynasties period (907 - 960), green glaze, stoneware, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance, Yue ware
Provenance

To 1974
Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [1]

From 1974
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [2]

Notes:

[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein

Label

At numerous ninth- and tenth-century sites in countries as widely separated as Japan and Egypt, Yue ware similar to this ewer has been excavated in the company of the other major trade wares of the day-Chinese porcelain and Changsha ceramics and Persian blue-glazed earthenware.

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

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