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Flower pot stand with impressed character er (two)
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Stoneware with Jun glaze and copper pigment
H x Diam: 8.2 × 23.3 cm (3 1/4 × 9 3/16 in)
Furniture and Furnishing
Henan province, China
Yuan or Ming dynasty
Molded in six broad petal-shaped loves; a wavy six-foil flanged rim; three cloud-scroll feet. Wood stand.
Clay: hard, dense, gray.
Glaze: inside - gray, mottled with blue "earth-worm markings." Outside - ruby-red, mottled with olive.
Contains inscription and spur marks on the base.
A ring of spur-marks on the base.
Numeral er (two) incised on the base.
Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, to 1909 
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Riu Cheng Chai in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2037, 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 Orchid in Chinese Painting (January 15 to July 17, 2011)
Chinese Painting and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to March 22, 1943)
Early Chinese Pottery and Scultpure, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916 (March 6 to October 15, 1916)
Untitled Exhibition, The Japan Society, February 1914 (February 1914)
Previous custodian or owner:
Riu Cheng Chai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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