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Funerary jar

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    13th century
  • Geography

    Fuzhou city, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 55.6 × 15.6 cm (21 7/8 × 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1906.249
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1906.249

Object Details

  • Description

    Funeral vase: tall, slender, with a long neck and expanding mouth; base recessed.
    Clay: stoneware; hard, gray, heavy-weight, ringing.
    Glaze: lustrous gray-green celadon; brown crackle.
    Decoration: five human figures and dragon in applied relief, under glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1906
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [1]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1467, 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)
    America Meets Asia at the Freer Gallery of Art (May 9, 1993 to June 2, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Fuzhou city, Jiangxi 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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