Teapot

Teapot: cover, curved handle and short spout. Seal impressed on base.
Clay: finely sieved, gray.
Unglazed: Stained brown, unevenly.
Decoration: bamboo design in sunken relief; incised inscription.
Signature on base.

Maker(s)
Artist: Youguo , Chinese, unidentified
Decorator: Qu Yingshao (active 1821 - 1850)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 19th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Style
Yixing ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7 x 10.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/8 in)
Geography
China, Jiangsu province, Yixing
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.397a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Teapot

Keywords
bamboo, calligraphy, China, inscription, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), tea, Yixing ware
Provenance

To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2486, 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)

Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Description

Teapot: cover, curved handle and short spout. Seal impressed on base.
Clay: finely sieved, gray.
Unglazed: Stained brown, unevenly.
Decoration: bamboo design in sunken relief; incised inscription.
Signature on base.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum