Jar with four lugs

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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

    Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns, Foshan, Guangdong province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and rice-straw-ash glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 39.5 × 35.2 cm (15 9/16 × 13 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1899.47a-f
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1899.47a-f

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea-leaf storage jar. Large, ovoidal, with four loop handles. Lip chipped. Paulownia wood lid wrapped in Japanese document paper, used. Mouth cover of Japanese-made dark-blue silk with gold weft figures. Lavender and white braided silk cord. Wood stand.
    Clay: hard, dense, gray.
    Glaze: brilliant, dark, brownish-red, with splash of leaf green on shoulder.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1899
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1899 [1]
    From 1899 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1899 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 20, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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.
  • Origin

    Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns, Foshan, Guangdong province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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