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Fahua ware wine jar with design of the Eight Immortals
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Stoneware with trailed slip decoration under lead-silicate glazes
H x Diam: 26.6 × 28.9 cm (10 1/2 × 11 3/8 in)
Shanxi province, China
late 15th-early 16th century
Polychrome jar: large inverted pear-form with short cylindrical neck.
Clay: dense, buff-tinted stoneware.
Glaze: green-blue, crackled: inside, glazed also.
Decoration: designs modelled in paste and glazed in white, yellow, brown and aubergine; faces of figures unglazed.
Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in 1907 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1550, 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
The Peacock Room (May 2, 1923 to February 21, 2011)
Previous custodian or owner:
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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