Tea bowl (sherd)

Historical period(s)
Northern Song or Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Jian ware
Dimensions
W: 10 cm (3 15/16 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Jianyang county, Shuiji, Shuiji kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline Plumer
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-876
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Tea bowl (sherd)

Keywords
China, Jian ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), tea
Provenance

1930s-1961
James Marshall Plumer (1899-1960) and Caroline Plumer (1901-1995), Ann Arbor, MI collected this shard from Shuiji Kiln Site 1 when living in China before World War II [1]

1960-May 1961
Caroline Plumer, Ann Arbor, MI assumed full ownership upon her husband's death in June 1960 [2]

From May 1961
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Caroline Plumer [3]

Notes:

[1] See inventory card from the Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection, copy in object file. The Plummer's inventoried this object as 10-7-33.

[2] Mr. Plumer died on June 15, 1960. Mrs. Plumer dispersed of her husband's collection the following year, making several gifts and sales to museums and private collectors.

[3] Ms. Plumer presented this object, along with 24 other shards of pottery, to the Freer Gallery of Art. See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

James Marshall Plumer 1899-1960
Caroline L. Plumer 1901-1995

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