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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th century
  • Geography

    Henan province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with Jun glaze and copper pigment
  • Dimension

    H x W: 28 x 12.8 cm (11 x 5 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Vase with pear-shaped body and tall slightly flaring neck.
    Clay: light gray, vitreous, brown at exposed footrim.
    Glaze: thick, opaque lavender gray-blue with purple splashes; gray-blue glaze under foot.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
  • Provenance

    From 1947 to 1950
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from November 1947 [1]
    From 1950
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on June 28, 1950 [2]
    [1] See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. CHL 7/939: "Porcellanous bottle vase, on high foot ring, pear shaped body with tall tubular neck expanding towards the lip. Entirely coated with a grayish blue glaze with large purplish red splashes imitating clouds so called sky after the rain. Chun ware SUNG," C. T. Loo & Frank Caro Archive, Musée Guimet, Paris, copy in object file. According to an annotation on the stockcard, the object was acquired in China. On January 5, 1950, it was taken by Loo to the Freer Gallery for examination.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated June 28, 1950, copy in object file.
  • Origin

    Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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