Vase with design of dragon and phoenix

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
Zhang ware
H x W x D: 36 x 29.3 x 13.7 cm (14 3/16 x 11 9/16 x 5 3/8 in)
China, Fujian province, Zhang kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, dragon, phoenix, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Zhang ware

Excavated at Kai-feng-fu in Honan [1]

To 1916
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 [2]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by You Xiaoxi in 1916 [3]

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


[1] According to curatorial Remark 3, C.L. Freer, in the object record: "This vase was excavated at Kai-feng-fu in Honan."

[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 2492, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 5, in the object record, this object was reproduced in Masterpieces in Chinese National Art, Collection of Mr. Seaouke Yue [Shanghai: 1916], pl. 80.

[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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Published References
  • You Xiaoxi, Hsiao-chi Yu in, Chi-Tseng Chang. Masterpieces of Chinese National Art: The Collection of Mr. Seaouke'e Yue. Shanghai, 1916. pl. 80.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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