Fragment of a bowl; originally from same piece as FSC-P-454

Shape: Small fragment of the mouthrim and wall of a low bowl. Wheel thrown. The shard varies in thickness from 0.3 – 0.6 cm.

Clay: Relatively fine gray clay with many small air pockets; few inclusions.

Glaze: Moderately crackled clear glaze with a slight olive hue. The glaze displays many pinholes left by gasses escaping during firing.
Decoration: None.

Marks: None.

Historical period(s)
Yuan or Ming dynasty, 14th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Style
Guangdong ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm (3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province
Credit Line
Gift of John A. Pope
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-445
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl (fragment)

Keywords
China, Guangdong ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1957
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected between August 1956 and April 1957 in Angkor, Cambodia. [1]

From 1957
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [2]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record. See also “Ceramics in Mainland and Southeast Asia: Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery”, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1. See also object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906-1982

Description

Shape: Small fragment of the mouthrim and wall of a low bowl. Wheel thrown. The shard varies in thickness from 0.3 - 0.6 cm.

Clay: Relatively fine gray clay with many small air pockets; few inclusions.

Glaze: Moderately crackled clear glaze with a slight olive hue. The glaze displays many pinholes left by gasses escaping during firing.
Decoration: None.

Marks: None.

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