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Medium:
Gray porcelain with transparent green, yellow and purple enamels.
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 4.8 x 4.5 x 7.7 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 3 1/16 in)
Style:
Zhangzhou ware
Type:
Container
Origin:
Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
Date:
16th-17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Description:
The small ceramic box has a lid made of fine, gray porcelain (visible at a chip) with transparent green, yellow and purple enamels. Box in the shape of a Fish Dragon.
Provenance:
To 1982
Helen Dalling Ling (1901-1982), Singapore. [1]
From 1982 to 2004
Ann S. Ling, Potomac, Maryland, by gift or inheritance from her mother-in-law, Helen Dalling Ling (d. 1982). [2]
From 2004
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Ann S. Ling, Potomac, Maryland. [3]
Notes:
[1] According to Louise Cort, the object was probably collected during the period Helen D. Ling lived in Singapore and operated an antique shop there between 1951 and 1982. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
[2] See Curatorial Remarks 1 and 2 in the object record.
[3] See Acquisition Consideration form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
Freer Study Collection
Exhibition History:
The Helen D. Ling Collection of Chinese ceramics (January 18 to March 9, 1995)
Previous custodian or owner:
Helen D. Ling (1901-1982)
Mrs. Ann S. Ling
Topic:
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Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of the Ling family from the Helen D. Ling Collection.
Accession Number:
FSC-P-6780a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
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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/ye361596109-966a-42ce-b0a7-da8bf32afb3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-6780a-d