string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_F1917.328" Cizhou ware Jar - National Museum of Asian Art

Cizhou ware Jar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1279-1368
  • Geography

    Shaanxi province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with colorless glaze over white slip with incised decoration
  • Dimension

    H x W: 48.7 x 49.6 cm (19 3/16 x 19 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1917.328
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1917.328

Object Details

  • Description

    Jar: mammoth, inverted pear-shaped; heavy rolled rim; flat foot
    Clay: hard, gray, heavily potted.
    Glaze: transparent over white slip and exposed biscuit; russet and gray stains.
    Decoration: engraved in slip in relief under glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1917
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [1]
    From 1917 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [2]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] According to Charles Lang Freer's undated note, Yamanaka and Company purchased the jar in 1917 in Peking.
    [2] Undated folder sheet note. See also Original Pottery List, L. 2567, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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

    Storage Jars of Asia (October 29, 2000 to March 10, 2002)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Shaanxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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