Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Medium:
Porcelain with enamel glazes over biscuit
Dimensions:
H x Diam (assembled): 4.4 x 4.4 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Style:
Zhangzhou ware
Type:
Container
Origin:
possibly Tiankeng kiln group, Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China
Date:
late 16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Description:
Covered box. Mold-formed.
Clay: coarse porcelain.
Glaze: lead-silcate glaze, tinted green with copper, applied on the biscuit. Knob unglazed.
Decoration: mold-formed.
Mark: none.
Provenance:
From 1965-69 to 2005
Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman (1914-2005), acquired in Jakarta, Indonesia between 1965 and 1969. [1]
From 2005 to 2010
Janine Lydman, Washington, DC and Berryville, Virginia, ownership transferred to Mrs. Lydman after the death of her husband, Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman. [2]
From 2010
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Washington, DC and Janine Lydman, Berryville, Virginia. [3]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1. See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman (1914-2005)
Mrs. Janine Lydman
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
Zhangzhou ware  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Jack W. Lydman
Accession Number:
S2010.2a-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/ye3757eb8b4-ee27-45b9-9b53-a9f7f1e9d507
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2010.2a-b