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Bulb bowl with impressed character shi (ten)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-15th century
  • Geography

    Henan province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with Jun glaze and copper pigment
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.7 x 14.6 cm (2 1/4 x 5 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1914.96a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1914.96a-b

Object Details

  • Description

    Bulb-bowl: small, circular, on three cloud-scroll feet; two rows of studs. Incised numeral shi (ten), and spur-marks on the base. Wood stand.
    Clay: hard, dense, gray-white.
    Glaze: inside: sky-blue; outside: purple dappled with gray; olive on salient parts. "Earth-worm markings."
  • 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. 2418, 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

    Special Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (August 7, 1946 to January 7, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
    Chinese Painting and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to March 22, 1943)
  • 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

    Vessel
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