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Medium:
Porcelain with transparent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze Mold-formed
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 0.5 x 4 x 2.8 cm (3/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in)
Style:
Qingbai ware
Type:
Container
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
12th-13th century
Period:
Southern Song dynasty
Description:
Shape: Small fragment of the cover of a porcelain box. The shard is 0.3 cm thick.
Clay: Fine, very white porcelain clay. Very few inclusions and/or air pockets.
Glaze: Clear, uncrackled Qingbai glaze which assumes a delicate blue-green color where is thicker. The shard is glazed on both the outside and inside surfaces.
Decoration: Molded relief decoration incorporating floral and vegetal design elements on the top of the box cover.
Marks: None.
Provenance:
To 1957
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected between August 1956 and April 1957 in Angkor, Cambodia. [1]
From 1957
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [2]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record. See also “Ceramics in Mainland and Southeast Asia: Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery”, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
[2] See note 1. See also object file, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
Freer Study Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
Topic:
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Qingbai ware  Search this
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of John A. Pope
Accession Number:
FSC-P-447
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/ye34a696c11-839a-43c7-b815-5ff0f282531d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-447