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Stoneware with celadon glaze
H x W: 5.7 x 15.3 cm (2 1/4 x 6 in)
Longquan kilns, Zhejiang Province, China
mid 12th century
Southern Song dynasty
Celadon bowl, ovoidal, bold, perfect foot.
Clay: hard, musical.
Glaze: lustrous grayish-olive.
Decoration: incised and "combed" in the paste, under glaze.
John La Farge (1835-1910), New York and Newport, RI, to 1908 
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the John La Farge Collection, American Art Association, New York, February 13-14, 1908 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L.1683, 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
Shades of Green and Blue: Chinese Celadon Ceramics (July 15, 1997 to September 7, 2004)
Luminous Shadows (April 1, 1982 to June 21, 1982)
Previous custodian or owner:
John La Farge (1835-1910)
American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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