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Cizhou or Cizhou-type ware wine jar

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under colorless transparent glaze
Cizhou or Cizhou-type ware
H x W: 31 x 31.6 cm (12 3/16 x 12 7/16 in)
China, Henan province, Yuzhou, Yuzhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1904
Mr. D.J.R. Ushikubo, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. D.J.R. Ushikubo in 1904 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1305, 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
D. J. Ushikubo (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
China, Cizhou ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, wine, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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