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Medium:
Stoneware with white slip under clear, colorless glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 12.7 x 15.3 cm (5 x 6 in)
Style:
Cizhou ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Dangyangyu kilns, Jiaozuo, Henan province, China
Date:
first half 11th century
Period:
Northern Song dynasty
Description:
Jar: globular, low basal ring and rounded lip. Wood stand.
Clay: hard, dense, white.
Glaze: thin, transparent glaze, partly disintegrated, over a coating of white slip.
Decoration: carved in low relief in the paste under glaze.
Provenance:
To 1915
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), New York, NY, to 1915 [1]
From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, New York, in 1915 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2447, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.
[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:
Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (November 4, 2006 to January 7, 2008)
Studies in Connoisseurship 1923-1983 (September 23, 1983 to March 1, 1984)
Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
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)
Previous custodian or owner:
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
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Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.155
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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