Qingbai ware bowl with incised decoration

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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with translucent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 7 x 17.5 cm (2 3/4 x 6 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl with slightly everted lip and slightly concave foot.
    Body: white porcelain, burned pale reddish brown where exposed on foot.
    Glaze: pale transparent blue filled with minute bubbles.
    Decoration: inside only, incised in the body, principally comb-marks.
  • Provenance

    To 1944
    Mathias Komor, New York to 1944
    From 1944
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mathias Komor, New York in 1944 [1]
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics (March 7, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
    Centennial Exhibition, Gallery 13 (November 10, 1955 to March 1, 1957)
    Special Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (August 7, 1946 to January 7, 1947)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mathias Komor (1909-1984)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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