Flower pot stand with impressed character qi (seven)

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    14th-15th century
  • Geography

    Henan province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with Jun glaze and copper pigment
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 6.6 × 21.6 cm (2 5/8 × 8 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1913.4
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1913.4

Object Details

  • Description

    Molded with six petal-lobes and foliated flanged rim; three cloud-scroll feet. Teakwood stand.
    Clay: hard, dense, gray.
    Glaze: inside,-purple and olive clouded with greenish-white; outside,-crimson, gray and blue; olive on salient parts.
    Contains inscription and marks on the base.
  • Marks

    Contains spur-marks on the base.
  • Inscriptions

    Incised numeral qi (seven) on the base.
  • 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 Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Furniture and Furnishing
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
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