Dr. Irving Philips, San Francisco, purchased in 1962 
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dr. Irving Philips in 1986 
 According to Curatorial Note 6 in object record.
 The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection on May 22, 1987 (see Curatorial Note 6 in object record).
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Irving Philips
Guan-type glaze is difficult to control, and this cup demonstrates an undesirable variation in glaze color and texture that occurs when the glaze is oxidized (fired with abundant oxygen) and under fired.
This cup has a light- rather than dark-colored body and was probably made in Longquan. Some scholars believe the Guan glaze originated at the Longquan kilns and was then adopted at the imperial kiln in Hangzhou; once Guan ware was in vogue at the court, influences percolated back to Longquan.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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