Classification: Ceramic

3,887 objects
F1989.25

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.25

Small jar with short straight neck, ovoid body on wide straight foot, and inset base. Clay: pale gray, fine grained. Glaze: clear, lustrous, ivory-toned, extending to lower edge of foot; applied over white slip which is visible inside neck; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in cobalt under glaze: one elongated petal-like shape beginning at base …

F1989.42

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.42

Small jar with tall straight neck, spherical body, and small flat base. Clay: coarse, buff with black speckles. Glaze: clear, lustrous, reaching below mid-point of body; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze iron; thick band around neck; two thin lines around shoulder and one thick line around lower body framing panel of four-petal floral …

F1989.24

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.24

Small jar with long straight neck, high shoulder, and tall splayed foot. Clay: chalky, off-white. Glaze: clear, ivory-toned, crackled and flaking, especially on lower body. Interior glazed; base unglazed. Decoration: none. Mark: none.

F1989.23

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.23

Jar with low neck, high shoulders, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, translucent, matte, finely abraded over entire surface, ending irregularly above base; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line around neck; around base of neck, collar of round forms with pointed projections; double line around shoulder; …

F1989.41

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.41

Small jar with straight neck, globular body, and flat base. Clay: buff with black speckles. Glaze: grayish, dull luster; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze iron; single line around neck; double line on shoulder and double line at mid-body framing band of dots. Mark: none.

F1989.40

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.40

Small jar with tall straight neck, spherical body, and small concave base. Clay: light gray with black speckles, burnt brown in some areas. Glaze: clear, lustrous, stopping above lower curve of the body; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze iron; single line around neck; double line on shoulder and triple line at mid-body, framing …

F1989.22

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.22

Small jar with low straight neck repaired with metal band and carved inset base. Clay: buff, fine-grained. Glaze: thin, shiny, translucent; clear, grayish glaze on interior; base unglazed. Decoration: in dark blue cobalt under the glaze. Body surface divided by thick lines framed by two thin lines into pentagonal compartments; the upper register of six …

F1989.21

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.21

Small jar with everted rim, high shoulder, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine grained. Glaze: clear, lustrous, greyish tone, crackled. Interior and base unglazed. Two small oval scars at base where potter’s fingers gripped vessel for glazing. Decoration: none. Mark: none.

F1989.39

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.39

Small jar with short, upright neck, ridge below neck, high shoulder, rounded body, and carved foot. Clay: buff, fine-grained, with some black speckles. Glaze: very thin, milky glaze over body. Caramel brown glaze on neck and used to apply dots over entire body. Base and interior unglazed. Decoration: dots of caramel-brown glaze over body. Mark: …

F1989.20

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.20

Small jar with everted rim, high shoulder, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine grained. Glaze: clear lustrous, greyish tone, crackled. Interior and base unglazed. Two small oval scars at base where potter’s fingers gripped vessel for glazing. Decoration: none. Mark: none.

F1989.19

Cup

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.19

Cup with inverted plain rim, tapering body, and carved inset base. Clay: chalky white, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, slightly yellowish tone, matte surface; glaze on interior coarsely crackled. Trimmed off at edge of base before firing. Iron wash on base (“chocolate base”). Decoration: in blue-gray underglaze, blackish where thick. Pair of double lines below rim, framing …

F1989.37

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.37

Small jar with short, straight neck, globular body, and inset base CLAY: light gray with black speckles GLAZE: clear, thin, lustrous, reaching below shoulder; interior unglazed DECORATION: in underglaze iron; three rings around neck and shoulder; small dots over body with four largedots evenly spaced around body; two rings below shoulder coinciding with edge of …

F1989.36

Figure of a parrot

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.36

Small figure of a sitting parrot Clay: light gray with black speckles Glaze: mottled iron glaze, ochre to chocolate, over breast and sides, with mottled olive-green ash glaze down center of back and milky white glaze on beak, wings, and tail; base unglazed Decoration: eyes applied as beads of clay; incised details on beak, wings, …

F1989.18

Water dropper in the form of a peach

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.18

Small pot molded in the shape of a peach with a small round mouth, stem in relief and concave base. Clay: pale grey. Glaze: whitish, opaque, coarsely crackled, abraded to even matteness on surface except where protected near raised stem and pointed end of peach form; thin clear glaze on interior; base unglazed. Decoration: in …

F1989.17a-b

Covered box

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.17a-b

Round box with rounded lid indented in center, tapering body, and carved indented foot. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: blue glaze on outside, possibly a cobalt wash covered by clear glaze, ending above foot on body, abraded on surface, some patches of white granularity on body; clear glaze on inside of lid and body, base …

F1989.16

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.16

Jar with short neck and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent, ivory-toned, coarsely-crackled; appears heavier around the shoulder, as if applied in two coats, and milkier, as if underfired; glaze appears to have been ground off above edge of unglazed base. Interior glazed. Decoration: in dark blue underglaze cobalt. Single line at base …

F1989.15

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.15

Jar with short neck and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: milky, lustrous translucent glaze, underfired. Interior and base unglazed. Scar on one side of body. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single ring at base of neck with twelve points projecting onto shoulder. Double line around shoulder, from which are suspended four cloud-collar shapes and …

F1989.14

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.14

Minature jar with short neck and flat base. Clay: light gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent glaze, milky, abraded on surface; tinted dark, grayish blue by cobalt painted over the body beneath the glaze, except for two white semicircular shapes on opposing sides at the base. Interior and base unglazed. Decoration: none. Mark: none.

F1989.13

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.13

Jar of flattened shape with short, inverted neck and carved foot. Clay: light gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent, grayish-white glaze, matte texture. Interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line at base of neck. Double line at shoulder, from which hang eight trefoil designs, four larger and four smaller in alternation. Mark: none.

F1989.12

Dish

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.12

Small shallow dish with plain rim on everted foot. Clay: light gray, medium texture. Glaze: translucent grayish-green glaze, coarsely crackled, covering inside and outside of dish and outside of foot; inside of foot unglazed. Surface of glaze abraded and worn on inside, especially near center. Decoration: none. Mark: single line incised across diameter of foot.