Vase or bottle

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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze and reserved bisque panels
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 27.5 × 17.5 cm (10 13/16 × 6 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Celadon vase--Lung-ch'uan type: octagonal shape with spreading foot, swelling body and short tapering neck.
    Body: fine-grained, vitreous, almost white porcelain; fired reddish brown at the footrim.
    Glaze: thick, opaque gray-green celadon with even all-over crackle, mostly stained brown.
    Decoration: 24 biscuit panels, floral patterns. Eight Daoist Immortals.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    J. Post
  • Provenance

    To 1946
    J. Post, New York. [1]
    From 1946
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from J. Post, New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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