Mold for a Ding ware dish, with design of a xiniu gazing at a crescent moon

Historical period(s)
Jin dynasty, 12th-mid 13th century
Unglazed porcelain
Ding ware
H x W: 4.1 x 22.9 cm (1 5/8 x 9 in)
China, Hebei province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Tool and Equipment

Dish mold

China, Ding ware, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), porcelain

To 1914
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1914 [1]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1914 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2417, 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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • Jan Wirgin. Sung Ceramic Designs. no. 42, Stockholm. cat. 42, pp. 1-272.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum