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Jar

Label Text

"Superb," declared Freer of this baluster-shaped jar, which he had purchased from Yamanaka and Company in New York in 1896. Although it was sold to the collector as a Korean vessel, he later noted, " I believe Chinese—Sung or earlier." While actually from the Yuan dynasty, Freer was correct in identifying this piece as Chinese in origin. The dealer's original attribution as Korean presumably resulted from the use of overall white slip—a technique that would have been familiar in Japan (where Yamanaka and Company's flagship gallery was located), from its use on Choson period Korean tea bowls.

Object Name

Jar

Ware

Cizhou ware

Dated

14th century

Period

Yuan dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with white slip beneath clear glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 34.9 x 29.8 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

76

Wall

East

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1896.84

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1896.84.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1896.84, Item #3177, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3177 (accessed November 19, 2017).