Jar of guan shape 明嘉靖青花罐

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt decoration under colorless transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 26.6 x 32 cm (10 1/2 x 12 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Vase of guan shape. Blue-and-white.
    Clay: fine white porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent, glossy.
    Decoration: floral scrolls, and boys playing in a garden, painted in underglaze blue.
    Six-character Jiajing mark in blue on base.
  • Marks

    Six-character, cobalt Jiajing mark (DaMing nianzhi) written in kaishu inside of double circle on base.
  • Provenance

    To 1962
    J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York. [1]
    From 1962
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York. [2]
    [1] See object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Children at Play in Chinese Painting (November 14, 2009 to May 23, 2010)
    East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art (February 24 to May 13, 2007)
    Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Yuan Chiang School, Chinese Paintings (April 12, 1963 to October 15, 1963)
    Chinese Album Leaves (December 17, 1962 to April 8, 1963)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    J. T. Tai & Co. (established in 1950)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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