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Kiln tool: tea-bowl firing support
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W: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in)
Tool and Equipment
Shuiji kiln site I, Shuiji, Fujian province, China
Northern Song or Southern Song dynasty
Round, flat unglazed coarse-clay disk, withimpression of tea bowl foot.
1930s to 1961
James Marshall Plumer (1899-1960) and Caroline Plumer (1901-1995), Ann Arbor, MI collected this shard from Shuiji Kiln Site 1 when living in China before World War II 
1960 to May 1961
Caroline Plumer, Ann Arbor, MI assumed full ownership upon her husband's death in June 1960 
From May 1961
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Caroline Plumer 
 See inventory card from the Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection, copy in object file. The Plumers inventoried this object as T I 13.
 Mr. Plumer died on June 15, 1960. Mrs. Plumer dispersed of her husband's collection the following year, making several gifts and sales to museums and private collectors.
 Ms. Plumer presented this object, along with 24 other shards of pottery, to the Freer Gallery of Art. See: Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
Freer Study Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
James Marshall Plumer (1899-1960)
Caroline L. Plumer (1901-1995)
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)
Gift of Caroline Plumer
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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