Yixing ware brush washer

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with Jun-style glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 4.5 × 12.3 cm (1 3/4 × 4 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1907.61
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1907.61

Object Details

  • Description

    Dish with vertical sides and recessed foot.
    Body: hard chocolate brown stoneware.
    Glaze: opaque greenish gray with bluish gray areas; badly pitted.
    Decoration: two fish and an inscription in low linear relief under glaze inside.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • 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. 1517, 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.
  • Origin

    Yixing, Jiangsu 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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