Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-mid 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze; copper rim.
Style
Zhang ware
Dimensions
H x W: 49.6 x 15.1 cm (19 1/2 x 5 15/16 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Zhang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.18a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

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

To 1908
Yamanaka & Company, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1908 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1684, 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
  • Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 46.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 88.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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