Tomb jar

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze
Style
Qingbai ware
Dimensions
H x W: 38.6 x 11.8 cm (15 3/16 x 4 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.29
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tomb jar

Keywords
China, mortuary, porcelain, Qingbai ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), tomb
Provenance

To 1902
Thomas B. Clarke (1848-1931), New York, NY, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Thomas B. Clarke Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1101, 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)

Thomas B. Clarke 1848-1931
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

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