Shiwan ware vase in form of cong

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    16th-mid 17th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with opaque ivory glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 22.7 x 9.1 cm (8 15/16 x 3 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1907.44
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1907.44

Object Details

  • Description

    Flower-vase: square, "earth form," on bold basal ring.
    Clay: dense, white.
    Glaze: brilliant deep-cream, slightly iridescent; double crackle.
    Decoration: narrow bands in relief.
  • Provenance

    To 1907
    Unidentified owner, China, to 1907 [1]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in China from an unidentified owner in 1907 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1496, 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

    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)
    Studies in Connoisseurship 1923-1983 (September 23, 1983 to March 1, 1984)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns, Foshan, Guangdong 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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