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Vase with design of dragon and phoenix

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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th century
  • Geography

    Zhang kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 36 x 29.3 x 13.7 cm (14 3/16 x 11 9/16 x 5 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1916.575
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1916.575

Object Details

  • Description

    Monochrome - creamy white glaze.
    Vase: large flattened-bottle shape (full moon); spreading base.
    Clay: fairly hard, buff, thinly potted.
    Glaze: cream-white, finely crackled; damaged.
    Decoration: molded in low relief under glaze.
  • Provenance

    Excavated at Kai-feng-fu in Honan [1]
    To 1916
    You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 [2]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by You Xiaoxi in 1916 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] According to curatorial Remark 3, C.L. Freer, in the object record: "This vase was excavated at Kai-feng-fu in Honan."
    [2] See Original Pottery List, L. 2492, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 5, in the object record, this object was reproduced in Masterpieces in Chinese National Art, Collection of Mr. Seaouke Yue [Shanghai: 1916], pl. 80.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] 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

    You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Zhang kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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