Fahua ware jar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 15th century, probably Chenghua reign
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with clear glaze on interior, enamels over unglazed clay on exterior (fahua format)
  • Dimension

    H x W: 30.5 x 34.5 cm (12 x 13 9/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Polychrome: fa-hua type. Jar of kuan shape. Potiche: Short straight neck sloping slightly inwards.
    Clay: hard, white flecked with occasional iron spots and bubble pits.
    Glaze: medium fired alkali-lead-silicate, white, deep blue, turquoise blue, aubergine, and brownish yellow.
    Decoration: san t s'ai, cloisonne use of slip controlling areas of colored glazes. Ornamental bands and main design of waves, rocks, egrets and lotuses.
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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