Small jar used as tea caddy

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-mid 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with enamels over clear glaze; ivory lid
Style
Cizhou-type ware
Dimensions
H x W: 5.4 x 5.9 cm (2 1/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.23a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar used as tea caddy (chaire)

Keywords
China, Cizhou type ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1904
V. G. Fischer Art Company, Washington, DC, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from V. G. Fischer Art Company in 1904 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1284, 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)

V. G. Fischer Art Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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