Ding ware bowl with incised lotus decoration

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze; metal rim
Style
Ding ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6.6 x 22.4 cm (2 5/8 x 8 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Hebei province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.280
On View Location
Freer Gallery 15: Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song Dynasty
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, Ding ware, lotus, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), porcelain
Provenance

To 1905
Yamanaka & Company, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1433, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 59.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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