Tea bowl with traces of painted gold decoration on the interior

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Yulinding kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze and gold pigment
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.5 x 11 cm (2 3/16 x 4 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: coarse buff stoneware.
    Glaze: thick, black with brown areas.
    Decoration: traces of former painting in gold inside; design includes four characters: Fu-hai-shou-shan.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Howard Hollis and Company
  • Provenance

    To 1956
    Howard Hollis & Company, Cleveland, Ohio. [1]
    From 1956
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Howard Hollis & Company, Cleveland, Ohio. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Yulinding kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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