Ding ware bowl with incised floral decoration

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th century
Medium
Porcelain with transparent ivory-toned glaze
Style
Ding ware
Dimensions
H x W: 4.7 x 14.8 cm (1 7/8 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Hebei province, Ding kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.280
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), porcelain
Provenance

To 1917
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2541, Freer Galley 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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 57.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum