Stoneware with white slip, iron pigment under and over clear glaze.
H x W x D (overall): 17.5 x 13 x 18.1 cm (6 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Cizhou ware, butterfly, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), China, stoneware, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1896 Bunkyo Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1896  From 1896 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkyo Matsuki in 1896  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Pottery List, 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.
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