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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid 19th century
  • Geography

    Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
  • Material

    Unglazed stoneware
  • Dimension

    H x W: 7 x 10.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1916.397a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1916.397a-b

Object Details

  • Artist

    Youguo , Chinese, unidentified
  • Decorator

    Qu Yingshao (active 1821-1850)
  • Description

    Teapot: cover, curved handle and short spout. Seal impressed on base.
    Clay: finely sieved, gray.
    Unglazed: Stained brown, unevenly.
    Decoration: bamboo design in sunken relief; incised inscription.
    Signature on base.
  • Signatures

    Signed by: Lao ye (Qu Yingshao; 1780-1849)
  • Provenance

    To 1916
    Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2486, 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

    Palaces and Pavilions: Grand Architecture in Chinese Painting (September 29, 2002 to March 30, 2003)
    Year of the Horse: Chinese Horse Paintings (February 24 to September 2, 2002)
    Beyond Paper: Chinese Calligraphy on Objects (August 18, 1994 to July 3, 1997)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Lai-Yuan & Company (ca. 1915-April 1921) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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