string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_F1916.238" Jun ware bulb bowl with impressed character er (two) - National Museum of Asian Art

Jun ware bulb bowl with impressed character er (two)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th-early 19th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with Jun-style glaze and copper pigment
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 12.4 × 26.9 cm (4 7/8 × 10 9/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Bulb bowl: large, deep; on three cloud-scroll feet. Two rows of studs. Incised numeral ier (two) inside of foot. Spur marks on base.
    Clay: hard, gray.
    Glaze: inside: olive, lavender and misty blue, splashed with mingled red, brown and green; outside: gray, green, olive, lilac, purple, blue and red. "Earth-worm markings".
    Wooden stand (b).
  • Provenance

    To 1916
    Tonying and Company, New York to 1916 [1]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tonying and Company, New York in 1916 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2475, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. By at least 1917, Tonying and Company maintained business locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, London, and New York, NY.
    [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

    Tonying and Company 通運公司 (established 1902) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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