Dish with molded design of paired fish and lotus plants

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-mid 13th century
  • Geography

    Hebei province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with ivory-toned transparent glaze; metal rim
  • Dimension

    H x W: 6 x 30.4 cm (2 3/8 x 11 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Dish with plain rim bound in brass.
    Clay: fine, off-white porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent, with teardrops outside.
    Decoration: fish and lotus plants inside.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1954 or 1955 to 1961
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least 1954 or 1955 [1]
    From 1961
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on May 3, 1961 [2]
    [1] See A. G. Wenley's letter to Frank Caro, dated April 25, 1961, in which he lists the dish among the objects left with the Freer Gallery by Caro for consideration of purchase in 1954 and 1955, copy in object file.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's & Co.'s invoice, dated May 3, 1961, copy in object file.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Hebei province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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