Box with cover

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with iron wash and Guan-style glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 2.8 × 9.3 cm (1 1/8 × 3 11/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: dense, hard, sonant.
    Glaze: thick celadon with a brilliant lustre. Circular area on the bottom and rims unglazed.
    Decoration: floral design stamped in relief under glaze.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1934 to 1935
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York from at least December 1, 1934 [1]
    From 1935
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on February 2, 1935 [2]
    [1] See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo, New York and [left by him] at the Gallery for examination on December 1, 1934," copy in object file.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated February 2, 1935, copy in object file.
    The object was purchased from Loo as "Chinese pottery box. Sung dynasty."
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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