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Stoneware with iron wash and white, ivory, copper-green, and cobalt-blue glazes
H (overall): 108.1 cm (42 9/16 in)
Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns, Foshan, Guangdong province, China
mid 17th-late 19th century
Incense-burner: a standing elephant surmounted by a pagoda-shaped structure; a figure of Li T'ieh-kuai [CHN]. In two sections.
Clay: hard, fine, gray.
Glaze: lustrous blue-gray clouded with yellow; yellow, blue-green, lavender, blue, white and blackish-brown in local areas.
Jean Pallotti, Florence to 1900 
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Jean Pallotti, Florence in 1900 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 827, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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