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Qingbai ware bowl with incised decoration
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Porcelain with translucent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze
H x W: 7 x 17.5 cm (2 3/4 x 6 7/8 in)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Northern Song dynasty
Bowl with slightly everted lip and slightly concave foot.
Body: white porcelain, burned pale reddish brown where exposed on foot.
Glaze: pale transparent blue filled with minute bubbles.
Decoration: inside only, incised in the body, principally comb-marks.
Mathias Komor, New York to 1944
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mathias Komor, New York in 1944 
 Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics (March 7, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
Centennial Exhibition, Gallery 13 (November 10, 1955 to March 1, 1957)
Special Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (August 7, 1946 to January 7, 1947)
Previous custodian or owner:
Mathias Komor (1909-1984)
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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