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Medium:
Stoneware with two shades of iron pigment under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 14.7 × 26.5 cm (5 13/16 × 10 7/16 in)
Style:
Cizhou-type ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Pengcheng (modern Handan), Hebei province, China
Date:
16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Description:
Bowl: large, deep on bold basal ring. Badly cracked, and repaired with gold lacquer and brass staples.
Clay: hard, gray.
Glaze: cream slip under colorless transparent glaze; closely crackled and stained. Unglazed ring in bottom.
Decoration: fish and leaf design painted in black and brown under glaze.
Provenance:
To 1906
Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [1]
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1456, 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:
ceramic  Search this
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Cizhou ware  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
iron pigment  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
lacquer repair  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.37
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e18e213b-bb79-44c6-bc1c-41212e860701
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1906.37