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Medium:
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.5 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Style:
Jingdezhen ware
Type:
Container
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
15th-16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Description:
Round box with domed lid, tapering body, and flat base.
Clay: porcelain; white with areas of orange oxidation at edge of glaze and on base.
Glaze: translucent white, somewhat grainy in texture and matte on surface; on body glaze edges slightly above beveled edge of base; interior glazed, with scars in glaze in bottom; edge of glaze inside lid neatly trimmed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Double ring in center of domed lid, surrounded by two of the eight Buddhist precious objects, the cash and the pair of books, framed by streamers and random dots; single ring just above edge. On body, single ring just below edge; two plant motifs in alternation, repeating three times each; single ring just above base.
Mark: none.
Marks:
Frasche number 586, written on adhesive label on inside of lid.
Provenance:
From 1959
Dean Frasché, collected in 1959 from Djakarta, Indonesia. [1]
To 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]
Notes:
[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
[2] See note 1.
Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
plant  Search this
Jingdezhen ware  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
cobalt pigment  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
clear glaze  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number:
F1989.6a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
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/ye3161e787c-5cdd-48ab-bacd-344fe919b482
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1989.6a-b