Flowerpot stand with impressed character liu (six)

Historical period(s)
Probably Ming dynasty, or possibly Yuan dynasty, probably early 15th century, possibly second half of the 14th century
Medium
Stoneware with Jun glaze and copper pigment
Style
Jun ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6.9 x 22.3 cm (2 11/16 x 8 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Yuxian, Juntai
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.99a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 13: Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Flower pot stand

Keywords
China, flower, Jun ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware
Provenance

To 1907
Y. Fujita and Company, Japan, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in Japan in 1907 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1590, 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)

Y. Fujita and Company (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. 52.
  • Sigisbert Chr├ętien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 224.
  • Sigisbert Chr├ętien Bosch Reitz. On the Numbers in the Base of Chun Ware. vol. 11, no. 8 New York, August 1916. p. 175.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum