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Guan ware bowl

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Jiaotanxia kiln, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with Guan glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 4.3 x 13.6 cm (1 11/16 x 5 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1932.58
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1932.58

Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl: spreading ovoidal; small unglazed foot-rim.
    Clay: dense, hard, gray.
    Glaze: opaque delicate grayish-blue with medium-mesh crackle. Lustrous bluish gray-green with egg-shell texture; brown crackle; foot-rim brown.
  • Provenance

    Robert W. deForest (1848-1931). [1]
    To 1932
    Yamanaka & Co., New York. [2]
    From 1932
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka & Co., New York. [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Chinese Ceramics: 10th–13th Century (November 5, 2011 to December 7, 2015)
    Shades of Green and Blue: Chinese Celadon Ceramics (July 15, 1997 to September 7, 2004)
    Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
    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 Ceramics, 1955 (September 19, 1955 to November 10, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, East Asian Ceramics and Paintings, East Corridor (January 8, 1947 to ---)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (May 6, 1946 to November 17, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics and Paintings (November 14, 1944 to May 3, 1946)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics, 1943 (March 22, 1943 to November 13, 1944)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Robert W. deForest (1848-1931)
    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965)
  • Origin

    Jiaotanxia kiln, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 13: Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China
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