Yue ware bowl

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty or Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Yue ware
H x W x D: 3.8 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm (1 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in)
China, Zhejiang province
Credit Line
Gift of Lesley R. Levine in memory of Howard D. Levine and Norma G. Levine
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Five Dynasties period (907 - 960), green glaze, stoneware, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance, Yue ware

From 1946-48 to ?
James Cahill (1926-2014), Washington DC [1]

From at least 1961
Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Levine [2]

From ? to 1991
Lesley R. Levine, by inheritance from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Levine [3]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Lesley R. Levine [4]


[1] According to Louise Cort’s remarks from Feb 7, 1997: “I wrote to Dr. Cahill about the bowl. In a letter of 23 January 1993, he recalled that he gave it to someone to sell for him. He had acquired the bowl during his two years in the Occupation in Seoul, Korea (1946 - 48)...” See Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[2] Curatorial Remark 1 and 5 in the object record.

[3] Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[4] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Lesley R. Levine
Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Levine
James Cahill 1926-2014

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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