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Vase

Type
Vase
Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with opaque white glaze
Style
Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
Dimension(s)
H x W: 23.6 x 18.9 cm (9 5/16 x 7 7/16 in)
Geography
China, Guangdong province, Foshan, Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1896.35a-b
Description
Vase: baluster form; depressed base. Wood stand.
Clay: dense, white.
Glaze: lustrous cream-white; closely crackled; finely pitted.

To 1896
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1896 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L.44, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) (1840 - 1918)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shiwan ware, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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