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Catalog Data

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze; silver rim
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.9 x 12.3 cm (2 11/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Style:
Jian ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Jian kilns, Shuiji, Fujian province, China
Date:
12th-13th century
Period:
Northern Song or Southern Song dynasty
Description:
Tea-bowl: deep, ovoidal, on low solid foot; silver rim. Lacquer stand.
Clay: hard, dark.
Glaze: rich black, finely streaked with golden brown; brown in upper part; bluish iridescence.
Provenance:
To 1913
Yamanaka and Company, New York to 1913 [1]
From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York, in 1913 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2373, Freer Galley of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[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:
Chinese Ceramics for Tea in Japan (March 8 to September 14, 2014)
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:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Jian ware  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
tea  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:
F1913.37
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30b610fcb-1add-4827-9924-8aa0658b6c0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1913.37