Cizhou-type ware bowl with white rim

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze, white slip under transparent colorless glaze, and iron wash
Style
Cizhou-type ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.2 x 15.1 cm (3 1/4 x 5 15/16 in)
Geography
Northern China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1915.71
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, Cizhou type ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), stoneware
Provenance

To 1915
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1915 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2439, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Lai-Yuan & Company (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1915-April 1921

Label

The band of white slip on the rim of this bowl may imitate the appearance of a band of thin silver foil, a fashionable addition to the rims of ceramic bowls for the elite.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 68.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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