Longquan ware tomb jar
- Tomb jar
- Historical period(s)
- Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
- Stoneware with celadon glaze
- Longquan ware
- 55.6 x 15.6 cm
- China, Zhejiang province, Longquan
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This long-necked jar bears a relief figure of a dragon. For use in Chinese burial ritual, it would have been paired with a jar of the same shape bearing a tiger figure. Both jars would hold offerings of grain meant to assist the deceased in the afterlife.
Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1467, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
 See note 1.
 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: Yamanaka and Co.
- On View Location
- Freer: The Peacock Room Comes to America
- China, funerary, green glaze, Longquan ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware
- Collection(s) Area
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum