Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 10th century
Medium
Stoneware with glaze over white slip
Style
Changsha or Yuezhou ware
Dimensions
H x W: 38.9 x 24 cm (15 5/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Geography
China, Hunan province, Changsha or Yueyang
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
Changsha ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), stoneware, Yuezhou ware
Provenance

1917
Li Wenqing of Shanghai, 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing of Shanghai in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2506, 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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869-1931

Label

The thin, crackled, yellowish green glaze on this bottle is applied over a white slip. The bottle is decorated solely with a collar of incised flower petals. The stains, abrasions, and repaired neck indicate heavy use.

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