Porcelain with transparent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze
H x W: 9.2 x 11.2 cm (3 5/8 x 4 7/16 in)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Curved fragment from body of vase or jar.
White porcelain, paste shows rough fracture, air-holes, some inclusions of impurities (iron?).
Transparent "aqua," high-lustre Ch'ing pai glaze, irregular crackle. Inside unglazed, with marks of smoothing and what may be luted joint between top and bottom sections of body. (Do not observe evidence of joint in cross-section.)
Decorated with applied "beaded string," a Yuan type. Design section remaining shows a conventionalized cloud motif flanked triangularly by wavy line which could be a repeat medallion or collar enclosing another motif.
Porcelain sherd with light blue underglaze and clear overglaze. Exterior has raised design elements.
From 1945-6 to 1957
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected between 1945 and 1946 in Beijing, China. 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC 
 See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also object file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
Freer Study Collection
Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe (January 24 to May 7, 2000)