Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Stoneware with Jun-style glaze and copper-red splashes
Guangdong ware
H x W: 7 x 6.3 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in)
China, Guangdong province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Guangdong ware, Jun-style ware, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

Found in the village of Ssu, near Honan-fu, in 1914 [1]

To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [2]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [3]

From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1]According to Curatorial Remark 3, Charles Lang Freer, in the object record, this object, along with F1916.2 and F1916.4, "was found in a large flower pot at a ruined house in the village of Ssu, near Honan-fu, in 1914."

[2] See Original Pottery List, L.2458, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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

Published References
  • Robert L. Hobson. Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: An Account of the Potter's Art in China from Primitive Times to the Present Day. 2 vols., New York and London. vol. 1: p. 123 ff.
  • Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 138.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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