Longquan ware cup

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Probably Dayao kiln or Qikou kiln, Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with misfired Guan-type glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 5.1 x 11.6 x 10.2 cm (2 x 4 9/16 x 4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Squat cup with foliate flange resting above a small, U-shaped handle. Rim almost as wide as maximum diameter of body, which swells out slightly. Short, narrow footring. Clay: stoneware, bright orange on surface where exposed on unglazed rim and edge of footring.
    Glaze: misfired Guan-type glaze, appearing dull tan with uneven blue-purple blotches; densely crackled with pattern of larger cracks.
  • Provenance

    From 1962
    Dr. Irving Philips, San Francisco, purchased in 1962 [1]
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dr. Irving Philips in 1986 [2]
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 6 in object record.
    [2] The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection on May 22, 1987 (see Curatorial Note 6 in object record).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

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

    Dr. Irving Philips
  • Origin

    Probably Dayao kiln or Qikou kiln, Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. Irving Philips
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