Cizhou ware fragment of an incense burner

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 11th century
  • Geography

    Guantai kilns, Hebei province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze, iron glaze over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 4.7 x 10.3 cm (1 7/8 x 4 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Cup-shaped object, with solid foot and broad sloping rim.
    Clay: very dense, white stoneware.
    Glaze: white slip under colorless glaze.
    Decoration: in dark brown, over glaze.
  • Provenance

    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified dealer in Beijing in 1909 [1]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2022, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] 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

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Guantai kilns, Hebei province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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