Ding ware dish

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze
Style
Ding ware
Dimensions
H x W: 3.8 x 15.6 cm (1 1/2 x 6 1/8 in)
Geography
China, Hebei province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.312
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), porcelain
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. 1631, 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. 29, pg. 13.

[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

Label

This Chinese porcelain bowl was acquired by its previous owner in the late nineteenth century in Korea, where it was said to have been excavated from a Koryo dynasty (918–1372) tomb.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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