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Jian ware tea bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Jian kilns, Shuiji, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze; silver rim
  • Dimension

    H x W: 6.9 x 12.3 cm (2 11/16 x 4 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1913.37
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1913.37

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea-bowl: deep, ovoidal, on low solid foot; silver rim. Lacquer stand.
    Clay: hard, dark.
    Glaze: rich black, finely streaked with golden brown; brown in upper part; bluish iridescence.
  • Provenance

    To 1913
    Yamanaka and Company, New York to 1913 [1]
    From 1913 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York, in 1913 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2373, 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

    Chinese Ceramics for Tea in Japan (March 8 to September 14, 2014)
    Early Chinese Pottery and Scultpure, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916 (March 6 to October 15, 1916)
    Untitled Exhibition, The Japan Society, February 1914 (February 1914)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Jian kilns, Shuiji, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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