Ewer with lion-shaped handle

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 8th-9th century
  • Geography

    Ding kilns, Hebei province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze; copper repair
  • Dimension

    H x W: 15.1 x 12.1 cm (5 15/16 x 4 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1917.404
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1917.404

Object Details

  • Description

    Winepot: ovoid shape, spout, handle, copper band on irregular mouth rim; flat unglazed base with bevelled edge.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent, dirty white, bluish in thick areas.
    Decoration: handle in form of lion in the round, monster head in relief on spout.
  • Provenance

    To 1917
    You Xiaoxi, Shanghai, to 1917 [1]
    From 1917 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, Shanghai in 1917 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2577, 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

    Silk Road Exhibition (August 18 to December 25, 2011)
    Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation (December 4, 2004 to July 17, 2005)
    Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
    Chinese Art (March 9, 1981 to March 12, 1982)
    Chinese Ceramics (May 9, 1980 to March 6, 1981)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (May 6, 1946 to November 17, 1955)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (late 19th-early 20th century) (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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