Cizhou ware bottle

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    11th-early 12th century
  • Geography

    Shanxi province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under transparent colorless glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 36.3 x 19.2 cm (14 5/16 x 7 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1914.33
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1914.33

Object Details

  • Description

    Chu-lu Hsien type
    Vase: tall ovoid; short neck and spreading mouth; depressed base. Rim damaged. Clay: fairly hard, grayish-white.
    Glaze: smooth ivory-white; somewhat worn; two flaws.
  • Provenance

    To 1914
    Huang Zhonghui (circa 1870- after 1923), to 1914 [1]
    From 1914 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Huang Zhonghui, through Frederick McCormick, in New York, in 1914 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2396, 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
  • Exhibition History

    Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song dynasty (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (November 4, 2006 to January 7, 2008)
    Black and White: Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries (December 18, 2004 to November 7, 2010)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics (March 7, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics, 1955 (September 19, 1955 to November 10, 1955)
    Centennial Exhibition, Gallery 13 (November 10, 1955 to March 1, 1957)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (May 6, 1946 to November 17, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, 1943 (October 4, 1943 to August 7, 1946)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics, 1943 (March 22, 1943 to November 13, 1944)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
    Chinese Painting and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to March 22, 1943)
    Early Chinese Pottery and Scultpure, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916 (March 6 to October 15, 1916)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Huang Zhonghui 黃中慧 (ca. 1870-after 1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shanxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 15: Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song Dynasty
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