Cizhou or Cizhou-type ware wine jar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th century
  • Geography

    Yuzhou kilns, Henan province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under colorless transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 31 × 31.6 cm (12 3/16 × 12 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Vase: large, baluster form; depressed foot.
    Clay: buff (?) stone ware.
    Glaze: transparent glaze over a coating of white slip. Inside, dark brown glaze.
    Decoration: in black under glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1904
    Mr. D.J.R. Ushikubo, to 1904 [1]
    From 1904 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. D.J.R. Ushikubo in 1904 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1305, 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.
  • 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)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    D. J. Ushikubo (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Yuzhou kilns, Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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