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Medium:
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36 x 29.3 x 13.7 cm (14 3/16 x 11 9/16 x 5 3/8 in)
Style:
Zhang ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Zhang kilns, Fujian province, China
Date:
18th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Description:
Monochrome - creamy white glaze.
Vase: large flattened-bottle shape (full moon); spreading base.
Clay: fairly hard, buff, thinly potted.
Glaze: cream-white, finely crackled; damaged.
Decoration: molded in low relief under glaze.
Provenance:
Excavated at Kai-feng-fu in Honan [1]
To 1916
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 [2]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by You Xiaoxi in 1916 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] According to curatorial Remark 3, C.L. Freer, in the object record: "This vase was excavated at Kai-feng-fu in Honan."
[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 2492, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 5, in the object record, this object was reproduced in Masterpieces in Chinese National Art, Collection of Mr. Seaouke Yue [Shanghai: 1916], pl. 80.
[3] See note 2.
[4] 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
Previous custodian or owner:
You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.575
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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