Porcelain with transparent pale blue (qinqbai) glaze
H x W: 7.2 x 11.9 cm (2 13/16 x 4 11/16 in)
flower, Qingbai ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), lotus, China, porcelain, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
first half of 12th century
Northern Song or Southern Song dynasty
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Unknown owners, Seoul  From 1884-1898 to 1907 Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, OH, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, during 1884-1898  From 1907 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  Horace N. Allen acquired his collection in Seoul between 1884 and 1898. See Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery: purchased and owned by Horace Newton Allen (Nak Tong [Korea]: Seoul Press, 1901), pg. 7.  See Original Pottery List, L. 1612, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Pamphlets S.I. 738 and S.I. 739, for Allen Correspondence, as well as Pamphlet S.I. 740, Original Allen Catalogue, No. 6, pg. 10.  See note 2.  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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