string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1968.50" Cizhou ware jar - National Museum of Asian Art

Cizhou ware jar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

    Yuzhou kilns, henan province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip and iron decoration under clear colorless glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 36.5 x 31.6 cm (14 3/8 x 12 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Vase on expanding foot ring, high bulbous shoulder; short, wide neck. Repairs and repainting on lip and shoulder.
    Clay: buff stoneware.
    Glaze: thin, transparent; black inside.
    Decoration: figures and floral in panels and bands, painted in black and brown on cream slip under the glaze.
    2. Glaze: thin: transparent, over decoration; black inside; base unglazed.
    Decoration: painted in black and brown on cream slip; three roughly lozenge-shaped panels in waist to shoulder band, two with figures in landscape, one with cranes and bamboo, scroll fill between panels; wide lotus panel band at base; other bands of various foliate and floral or cloud scroll pattern.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1916 to 1968
    Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), New York, NY, Washington, DC and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least 1916 [1]
    From 1968
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer in 1968 [2]
    [1] Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer lent the jar to the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition in 1916,, see S. C Bosch Reitz, Catalogue of An Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture, exh. cat. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916), cat. 323 (ill.).
    [2] The object is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, listed as no. 34 in the document’s Annex, dated July 24, 1967, copy in object file.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
  • Origin

    Yuzhou kilns, henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
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