- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Mathias Komor 1909 - 1984
This box was made at a late Yue-ware kiln around the time the Longquan kilns were beginning to produce a distinctive ware. The flat shape of the cover came into vogue during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). The subtle, translucent gray-green glaze accents the molded peony motif, which is further enhanced with delicate incising and combing. The fluid design and its dense arrangement over the cover's entire surface are typical of the finest Northern Song Yue ware.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 14.
- G. St. G.M. Gompertz. Chinese Celadon Wares. Faber Monographs on Pottery and Porcelain London. pl. 18a.
- Grace Dunham Guest Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 9.
- Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 66.
- Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 123, p. 178.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum