Drinking bowl

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Longquan ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.2 x 13.8 cm (2 1/16 x 5 7/16 in)
Geography
China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.3
On View Location
Freer Gallery 15: Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song Dynasty
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Drinking bowl

Keywords
China, green glaze, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, tea, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1935
Yamanaka and Company, New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. 1917 - 1965

Label

The strikingly simple shape of this unadorned bowl highlights the characteristic blue-green color and satiny, jadelike surface of the mature Longquan glaze. A thick welt of glaze below the rim on the outside of the bowl shows that care was taken to apply the glaze as thickly as possible.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 16.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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