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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th-19th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under misfired copper-red glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 9.6 × 19.9 cm (3 3/4 × 7 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Bulb bowl; three stump feet.
    Clay: hard, dense, resonant. Light orange-brown.
    Glaze: greenish-gray, splashed and speckled with ruby-red; inside, unglazed. Misfired copper-red glaze over white slip. Splashes of white slip on unglazed interior surface.
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Peter Johannes Bahr (died circa 1928), Shanghai, China, or Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China. [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Peter Johannes Bahr or Abel William Bahr, in Shanghai, in 1909. [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920. [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2013, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Peter J. Bahr (died circa 1928) and Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) were brothers born in Shanghai. Peter J. Bahr remained in Shanghai. Abel William Bahr left Shanghai in 1910, and lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.
    [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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Peter Johannes Bahr (1882-1929) (C.L. Freer source)
    Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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