Jar with design of phoenix and dragon

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Former owner
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
Provenance
To 1906
Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [1]
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1455, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
[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.
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14th century
Period
Yuan dynasty
Accession Number
F1906.36a-b
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Topic
phoenix
Cizhou ware
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
China
stoneware
Chinese Art
Origin
Cizhou kilns, Pengcheng, Hebei province, China
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under turquoise glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 31.6 x 32.9 cm (12 7/16 x 12 15/16 in)
Style
Cizhou ware
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Type
Ceramic
Vessel