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Medium:
Underfired porcelain with cobalt pigment beneath opaque underfired glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.4 x 11.9 cm (9 3/16 x 4 11/16 in)
Style:
Jingdezhen ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
mid 16th-early 17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Description:
Vase (meiping). Baluster form with spreading base; low basal ring. Blue-and-white.
Clay: dense, buff, not very hard. Underfired porcelain.
Glaze: soft cream-white, discolored. Underfired clear glaze.
Decoration: painted in cobalt, under glaze. Central motif on shoulder, 2 phoenixes with streaming tails. 4 other tiers of cloud and flower patterns.
Provenance:
To 1907
Yamanaka & Company, to 1907 [1]
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Yamanaka & Company in 1907 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1601, 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.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Jingdezhen ware  Search this
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Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.374
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a03808c6-0eb9-42ae-91db-9f7f60cd34f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.374