Bowl stand (for tea bowl F1911.355)

Historical period(s)
Mid-Ming to early Qing dynasty, 16th to early 18th century
Black lacquer on wood core with mother of pearl inlay
H x Diam: 7 x 16.2 cm (2 3/4 x 6 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Lacquer, Vessel

Bowl stand

China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

To 1911
Shinsuke Hayashi, Tokyo, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Shinsuke Hayashi in 1911 [2]

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


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2141, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Purchased as part of F1911.355; Curatorial Remarks for F1911.355.

[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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Shinsuke Hayashi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919


This tea bowl entered the Freer Gallery collection accompanied by this stand. The understated coloration of this type of imitation Jian-ware bowl gained favor in the Japanese tea ceremony.  In Japan, bowls on stands were used to serve tea to guests of high status.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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