Bowl with molded and incised decoration

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 14th-mid 15th century
  • Geography

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 9.2 x 29.3 cm (3 5/8 x 11 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1919.105
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1919.105

Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl: low basin-form; wide fluted rim with festooned edge; heavy foot; brown unglazed ring on base.
    Clay: very hard, dense, heavily molded.
    Glaze: luminous bluish-green celadon; area of incipient disintegration.
    Decoration: incised and modelled in paste.
  • Provenance

    To 1919
    You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [1]
    1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1919 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2630, 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

    Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan (March 5, 2022 - July 24, 2022)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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