Yaozhou ware vase
- Historical period(s)
- Northern Song dynasty, 11th-early 12th century
- Stoneware with celadon glaze
- Yaozhou ware
- H x W: 23.2 x 12.3 cm (9 1/8 x 4 13/16 in)
- China, Shaanxi province, Tongguan county, Yaozhou kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This pear-shaped vase is decorated with hand-carved floral decor; the glaze appears darker where it has pooled along the edges of the carving. The vase bears at least two coats of glaze, accounting for its deeper overall color. The many bubbles visible in the glaze reveal that it was not fired to the optimal high temperature that would have caused them to burst and melt.
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1919 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2615, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 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
- You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (C.L. Freer source) (late 19th-early 20th century)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Chinese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum