Ta Ge Chung, Beijing, to 1909 
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Chung, Beijing, in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2014, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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) and Custodian(s)
Ta Ge Chung (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Shaped after the Chinese bronze vessel called a hu, this jar bears glaze only inside its neck and on its shoulder. The glaze may be a combination of applied and natural glazes. A natural decorative effect was produced where the glaze gathered on the raised bowstring patterns. Incised stylized bird motifs complete the decor. Although jars of this type are found in tombs, they also may have been used in everyday life for storage.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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