string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_F1917.280" Ding ware bowl with incised floral decoration - National Museum of Asian Art

Ding ware bowl with incised floral decoration

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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th-early 12th century
  • Geography

    Ding kilns, Hebei province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 4.7 x 14.8 cm (1 7/8 x 5 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1917.280
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1917.280

Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl: small, flaring; small foot.
    Clay: hard, dense, musical.
    Glaze: grayish cream-white, with brownish "tear stains"; rim unglazed.
    Decoration: chrysanthemum petal-lines incised in paste.
  • Provenance

    To 1917
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [1]
    From 1917 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1917 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2541, Freer Galley 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

    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 Calligraphy and Ceramics (April 18, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Ding kilns, Hebei province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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