Bowl, Dongan-type ware

Bowl, flaring; small, bold foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, dense, gray.
Glaze: Celadon type, pale gray-green: brown crackle. Uncovered areas show biscuit.

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, second half of 12th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Dongan-type ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7 x 16.6 cm (2 3/4 x 6 9/16 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1896.90
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, Dongan-type ware, lacquer repair, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), 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. 479, 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, flaring; small, bold foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, dense, gray.
Glaze: Celadon type, pale gray-green: brown crackle. Uncovered areas show biscuit.

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