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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 17th-early 18th century or later in the Qing dynasty
  • Geography

    Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with accompanying wooden stand
  • Dimension

    H x W: 6.3 x 14.3 cm (2 1/2 x 5 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Seal of Chen Mingyuan (active late 17th-early 18th century)
  • Description

    Body: dark chocolate brown clay, fired hard.
    Glaze: none.
    Decoration: modelled in the form of an old plum branch with blossoms and buds. Two seals impressed underneath. Inscribed rosewood stand.
  • Marks

    Two name seals impressed underneath.
  • Inscriptions

    Inscribed rosewood stand.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Beyond Brushwork: Symbolism in Chinese Painting (April 29 to November 26, 2006)
    Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing (October 21, 2001 to January 13, 2002)
    A Breath of Spring (May 17, 1999 to January 9, 2000)
    Beyond Paper: Chinese Calligraphy on Objects (August 18, 1994 to July 3, 1997)
    Ch'ing Dynasty Calligraphy and Painting (August 30, 1985 to January 26, 1986)
    Chinese Flower Paintings (March 18, 1983 to September 22, 1983)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
    Ming Dynasty Paintings (December 4, 1978 to June 14, 1979)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics, 1955 (September 19, 1955 to November 10, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, East Asian Ceramics and Paintings, East Corridor (January 8, 1947 to ---)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Art, 1946 (May 6, 1946 to November 17, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics and Paintings (November 14, 1944 to May 3, 1946)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics, 1943 (March 22, 1943 to November 13, 1944)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
  • Origin

    Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
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