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Earthenware with copper-green-tinted lead-silicate glaze
H: 24.6 cm (9 11/16 in)
first half of 8th century
Jar: inverted pear-shaped; foot recessed. Cover with knob-finial. Pottery with monochrome lead glaze.
Clay: soft, dense, whitish.
Glaze: greenish-white; areas of silvery iridescence; earth deposits.
John Fenning, New York, to 1917 
From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from John Fenning in 1917 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2520, 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
Chinese Painting and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to March 22, 1943)
Previous custodian or owner:
John Fenning (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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