Vase with two lugs in form of ram's heads

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Guangdong province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with opaque blue glaze; metal rim
  • Dimension

    H x W: 11.2 x 8 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Vase of flattened pear shape; high spreading foot; neck broken and repaired with metal rim; repair on foot.
    Body: hard gray stoneware.
    Glaze: opaque, rich lavendar-blue with large crackle.
    Decoration: two rams heads modelled in relief and cord moulding under glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1911
    Gie Su-tsar, Beijing, to 1911 [1]
    From 1911 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Gie Su-tsar in 1911 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, an undated note from Charles Lang Freer: "This specimen I purchased personally from Mr. Gie Su-tsar of Peking, during the winter of 1910-11." See also, Original Pottery List, L. 2136, 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Gie Su-tsar (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Guangdong province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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