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Lidded jar with design of butterflies

Type
Jar
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip, iron pigment under and over clear glaze.
Style
Cizhou-type ware
Dimension(s)
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)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1896.42a-b

To 1896
Bunkyo Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkyo Matsuki in 1896 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, 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
Bunkyo Matsuki 松木文恭 (C.L. Freer source) (1867-1940)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
butterfly, China, Cizhou ware, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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