Longquan ware funerary jar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 10th century
  • Geography

    Lishui or Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 37 x 16.5 cm (14 9/16 x 6 1/2 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Celadon--Li-shui type. Covered jar with flaring foot ring, two loop handles, flaring mouth and vertical lip.
    Clay: Light gray porcellaneous stoneware, fired reddish brown.
    Glaze: Transparent olive-green with fine crackle.
    Decoration: Incised on body; carved on cover.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1954 to 1959
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least December 6, 1954 [1]
    From 1959
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on June 11, 1959 [2]
    [1] See John A. Pope's letter to Frank Caro of C. T. Loo & Co., dated December 6, 1954, in which he requests shipment of the jar to the Freer Gallery, copy in object file.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, issued by Frank Caro, dated June 11, 1959, copy on object file.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Shades of Green and Blue: Chinese Celadon Ceramics (July 15, 1997 to September 7, 2004)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Lishui or Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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