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Catalog Data

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze; silver rim; trace of lacquer on foot
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 6.7 × 12.6 cm (2 5/8 × 4 15/16 in)
Style:
Chayang ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Chayang kiln, Nanping, Fujian province, China
Date:
13th-14th century
Period:
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty
Description:
Tea bowl; Temmoku shape; slightly concave, straight-sided foot; metal band applied to outside of lip. Slight "nipple" inside and out in center. Slight repairs to inside of lip.
Clay: smooth, light gray stoneware.
Glaze: black streaked with brown, stopping irregularly short of foot, in slight welt and a run. Oily iridescence. Temmoku type iron glaze. "Hare's-fur" markings.
Provenance:
To 1902
William Cleverly Alexander, London, England to 1902 [1]
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by William Cleverly Alexander, London, England in 1902 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] Object file.
[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
Exhibition History:
Black and White: Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries (December 18, 2004 to November 7, 2010)
Studies in Connoisseurship 1923-1983 (September 23, 1983 to March 1, 1984)
Luminous Shadows (April 1, 1982 to June 21, 1982)
Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
Previous custodian or owner:
William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Jian ware  Search this
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
tea  Search this
Chayang ware  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
brown and black glaze  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.187
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye396a70c35-5dbe-4316-a5db-376f57742fcb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1902.187