Jian ware tea bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th-early 12th century
  • Geography

    Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with underfired iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 4.8 x 11.8 cm (1 7/8 x 4 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1914.114
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1914.114

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea bowl, small flaring; solid foot. Edge chipped.
    Clay: dense, gray.
    Glaze: thick brownish cream, with crackle like lines of shrinkage showing reserve.
  • Provenance

    To 1914
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1914 [1]
    From 1914 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1914 [2]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2392, 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

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

    Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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