Minqing ware bowl, used in Japan as tea bowl

Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, first half of 14th century
Medium
Coarse porcelain with greenish glaze; gold lacquer repairs.
Style
Minqing ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6 x 16 cm (2 3/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Minqing county, Fuzhou, Minqing kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.27
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, lacquer repair, Minqing ware, porcelain, tea, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1898
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 551, 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

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