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Catalog Data

Medium:
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 8 × 45.5 cm (3 1/8 × 17 15/16 in)
Style:
Jingdezhen ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
mid 14th century
Period:
Yuan dynasty
Description:
Dish with flattened rim. Blue-and-white.
Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent and colorless
Foot: Unglazed
Decoration: in underglaze blue, a mandarin fish among water weeds in center; lotus scroll in and outside cavetto; wave pattern on rim. Unglazed base.
(L.A. Cort, November 1991) In decoration "large" is changed to "mandarin" in describing the fish.
(Jan Stuart, 6/3/2020) I added "colorless" to the glaze description and added "Foot: unglazed."
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Chinese Ceramics: 13th–14th Century (December 20, 2014 to January 3, 2016)
Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation (December 4, 2004 to July 17, 2005)
Crosscurrents in Chinese and Islamic Ceramics (March 1, 1996 to July 1, 1997)
Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980 (November 9, 1979 to May 22, 1980)
Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
Topic:
fish  Search this
Jingdezhen ware  Search this
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
water  Search this
lotus  Search this
cobalt pigment  Search this
grass  Search this
China  Search this
wave  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1971.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31964cf7d-f017-45f2-b8c9-922c87e56f46
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1971.3