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Yaozhou ware bowl with molded design of two infants among foliage - National Museum of Asian Art

Yaozhou ware bowl with molded design of two infants among foliage

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-mid 13th century
  • Geography

    Yaozhou kilns, Huangbao, Shaanxi province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 4.9 x 12.1 cm (1 15/16 x 4 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1961.19
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1961.19

Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl with small foot and slightly flaring rim.
    Clay: grayish-brown stoneware.
    Glaze: transparent, grayish-green, bubbly.
    Decoration: moulded, two babies amid flowering vines inside.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1954 or 1955 to 1961
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least 1954 or 1955 [1]
    From 1961
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on May 3, 1961 [2]
    Notes:
    [1] See A. G. Wenley's letter to Frank Caro, dated April 25, 1961, in which he lists the dish among the objects left with the Freer Gallery by Caro for consideration of purchase in 1954 and 1955, copy in object file.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's & Co.'s invoice, dated May 3, 1961, copy in 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

    Yaozhou kilns, Huangbao, Shaanxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
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