Wajiaping ware ewer

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 9th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under straw-colored glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Changsha ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 15.2 × 13.4 cm (6 × 5 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Hunan province, Changsha
Credit Line
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1982.27
On View Location
Freer Gallery 14: Rediscovering Korea's Past
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
China, lacquer repair, stoneware, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), Wajiaping ware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Okudaira Takehiko [1]

To 1982
Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington, DC, to 1982

From 1982
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott in 1982

Notes:

[1] According to Dr. Yutaka Mino, Okudaira Takehiko discusses this object in his article, "Chosen shutsudo no Shina tojiki zakken (Brief note on Chinese ceramics found in Korea)," Toji vol. 9, no. 2 (1937), pp. 1-11, fig. 2-B. At the time Okudaira wrote his article, the object, which had been found in a stone pagoda in a foundation in Korea, was part of his personal collection (see Curatorial Note 3, T. Lawton, 1984, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Okudaira Takehiko 1900-1943

Published References
  • Okudaira Takehiko. Chosen shutsudo no Shina tojiki zakken [Brief note on Chinese ceramics found in Korea]. vol. 9, no. 2. pp. 1-11, fig. 2-B.
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington. no. 10.5, p. 161.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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