Dish with incised decoration

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, second half of 12th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent pale blue (qingbai) glaze
Style
Qingbai ware
Dimensions
H x W: 2.5 x 13 cm (1 x 5 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.299
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

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

Unknown owners, Seoul [1]

From 1884-1898 to 1907
Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, during 1884-1898 [2]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] Horace N. Allen acquired his collection in Seoul between 1884 and 1898. See Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery: purchased and owned by Horace Newton Allen (Nak Tong [Korea]: Seoul Press, 1901), pg. 7.

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1618, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Pamphlets S.I. 738 and S.I. 739, for Allen Correspondence, as well as Pamphlet S.I. 740, Original Allen Catalogue, No. 16, pg. 12.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Dr. Horace N. Allen (C.L. Freer source) 1858-1932

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