string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_F1902.204" Zhangzhou ware jar with five loop handles and relief floral vinescroll decoration - National Museum of Asian Art

Zhangzhou ware jar with five loop handles and relief floral vinescroll decoration

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

    Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 23.5 x 23.1 cm (9 1/4 x 9 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.204
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.204

Object Details

  • Description

    Monochrome. Jar, ovoidal; incurvate neck and flat foot; five loop handles.
    Clay: fairly hard, dense, gray.
    Glaze: dark green outside; brown, inside.
    Decoration: molded in relief in paste under glaze. Floral vinescrolls.
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1902 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1180, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
    [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

    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2011-2016] (April 9, 2011 to January 4, 2016)
    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    The Tea Ceremony as Melting Pot (January 31 to July 18, 2004)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
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