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Vase in the form of an archaic bronze vessel

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1426-1435
  • Geography

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 25.7 × 13.9 cm (10 1/8 × 5 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1956.25
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1956.25

Object Details

  • Description

    Vase with rounded belly and tall slender neck; two vertical tubular "ears" on neck. Celadon.
    Clay: hard, gray stoneware.
    Glaze: thick, even, sea-green celadon with some random crackle.
    Decoration: none; 6-character Hsuan-te mark incised under glaze on base.
  • Marks

    6-character Hsuan-te mark incised under glaze on base.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Tea in the Floating World (December 8, 2002 to May 26, 2003)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
  • Origin

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
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