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Medium:
Porcelain with translucent glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 6.7 × 16.5 cm (2 5/8 × 6 1/2 in)
Style:
Minqing ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Minqing kilns, Fuzhou, Fujian province, China
Date:
late 11th-early 12th century
Period:
Northern Song dynasty
Description:
Bowl, flaring, with heavy, thickened lip; low foot, beveled edge.
Clay: dense, resonant white porcelain, stained and dirty on exposed surface.
Glaze: originally white. Gray appearance where stained in abrasions, expecially on running drops. Stops in irregular line well short of foot.
Provenance:
To 1897
Yamanaka & Company, to 1897 [1]
From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 511, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
Minqing ware  Search this
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porcelain  Search this
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Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1897.69
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye381750a68-877a-46cc-b12f-8a5a26433758
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1897.69