Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, early 15th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Longquan ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12.4 x 57.7 x 57.7 cm (4 7/8 x 22 11/16 x 22 11/16 in)
Geography
China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1968.74a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, green glaze, Longquan ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To ?
Victor and Takako Hauge, Falls Church, Virginia [1]

To 1968
Franz Bader, Inc., Washington, DC [2]

From 1968
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Franz Bader, Inc., Washington, DC [3]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919 - 2013, 1923 - 2015)
Franz Bader Gallery

Label

The kilns that fired Longquan wares lay deep in mountainous country in southern Zhejiang Province, close to the sources of clay, glaze materials, and firewood. Remarkable human effort was required to transport the massive pieces safely to coastal ports in order to ship them to Islamic markets. Dozens of dishes of nearly this size are preserved in the Topkapi Palace Museum, Turkey.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 29.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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