string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_F1902.187" Chayang ware tea bowl in style of Jian ware - National Museum of Asian Art

Chayang ware tea bowl in style of Jian ware

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At A Glance

  • Period

    13th-14th century
  • Geography

    Chayang kiln, Nanping, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze; silver rim; trace of lacquer on foot
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 6.7 × 12.6 cm (2 5/8 × 4 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Tea bowl; Temmoku shape; slightly concave, straight-sided foot; metal band applied to outside of lip. Slight "nipple" inside and out in center. Slight repairs to inside of lip.
    Clay: smooth, light gray stoneware.
    Glaze: black streaked with brown, stopping irregularly short of foot, in slight welt and a run. Oily iridescence. Temmoku type iron glaze. "Hare's-fur" markings.
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    William Cleverly Alexander, London, England to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by William Cleverly Alexander, London, England in 1902 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] Object file.
    [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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Black and White: Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries (December 18, 2004 to November 7, 2010)
    Studies in Connoisseurship 1923-1983 (September 23, 1983 to March 1, 1984)
    Luminous Shadows (April 1, 1982 to June 21, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Chayang kiln, Nanping, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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