Bowl

Bowl, broad ovoidal; bold basal ring.
Clay: hard, grayish, sonant.
Glaze: glassy; cream slip under glaze, inside; light warm brown with darker cloudings, outside; fissured, blistered, and chipped.
Decoration: in under-glaze cream and brown slip. Around the outside–flowers and calligraphic squiggles.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Cizhou-type ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6.9 x 15.8 cm (2 11/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Guangdong province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1896.57
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, Cizhou ware, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), stoneware
Provenance

To 1896
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1896 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 471, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Bowl, broad ovoidal; bold basal ring.
Clay: hard, grayish, sonant.
Glaze: glassy; cream slip under glaze, inside; light warm brown with darker cloudings, outside; fissured, blistered, and chipped.
Decoration: in under-glaze cream and brown slip. Around the outside--flowers and calligraphic squiggles.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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