string(19) "edanmdm:fsg_F1913.3" Bulb bowl - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 18th-early 19th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with Jun-style glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 10.5 × 23.4 cm (4 1/8 × 9 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1913.3
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1913.3

Object Details

  • Description

    Bulb-bowl: large circular, on three cloud-scroll feet; two rows of studs. Incised numeral,san, (three) inside of one foot and scratched in glaze of base. Wood stand.
    Clay: hard, dense, light-gray.
    Glaze: pale grayish-green; grayish-olive on salient parts; "earth-worm markings."
  • Provenance

    To 1913
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1913 [1]
    From 1913 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1913 [2]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. See also Original Pottery List, L. 2363, Freer Galley 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 Orchid in Chinese Painting (January 15 to July 17, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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