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Cizhou or Cizhou-type ware wine jar

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under colorless transparent glaze
Cizhou or Cizhou-type ware
H x W: 31 x 31.6 cm (12 3/16 x 12 7/16 in)
China, Henan province, Yuzhou, Yuzhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1904
Mr. D.J.R. Ushikubo, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. D.J.R. Ushikubo in 1904 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1305, 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
C.L. Freer source: D. J. Ushikubo
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
China, Cizhou ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, wine, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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