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Catalog Data

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 7.8 x 8.1 cm (3 1/16 x 3 3/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Fujian province or Guangdong province, China
Date:
late 14th-early 15th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Description:
Bottle with elongated neck, thick rim, two horizontal lugs upright on shoulder, wide midbody tapering to narrow foot with flat base, cut roughly round foot up to hip.
Clay: gray with yellow tinge, fine-grained.
Glaze: thin caramel-brown iron-based glaze, applied by dipping, stopping at hip.
Mark: none.
Provenance:
From 1965-69 to 2005
Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman (1914-2005), acquired in Jakarta, Indonesia between 1965 and 1969. [1]
From 2005 to 2010
Janine Lydman, Washington, DC and Berryville, Virginia, ownership transferred to Mrs. Lydman after the death of her husband, Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman. [2]
From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Janine Lydman, Washington, DC and Berryville, Virginia. [3]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1. See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman (1914-2005)
Mrs. Janine Lydman
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
brown and black glaze  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Jack W. Lydman
Accession Number:
S2010.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3fa11e36f-75ad-41eb-9c1f-cf14a972ebd5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2010.1