Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear, colorless glaze
H x Diam (overall): 3.8 x 5.4 cm (1 1/2 x 2 1/8 in)
Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
late 16th-early 17th century
Small jar, with short slightly tapering neck, globular body and unglazed slightly concave base.
Glaze: translucent and grayish; large random crackle; spills on to foot.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt: single line around neck; overlapping petals around shoulder; double line; two shaped panels, each framing a single blossom with foliage, against a ground of "fish-scale" scallops; single line above base.
About 1968 to 1986
Dorothy M. Slak, Sarasota, Florida, acquired in Jakarta about 1968 
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dorothy M. Slak in 1986
 According to Curatorial Note 7 in object record.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)