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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 15th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt decoration under colorless glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 14 × 26 cm (5 1/2 × 10 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: fine white porcelain, thick.
    Glaze: transparent, faintly bluish, streaky in some areas.
    Decoration: in underglaze blue, a different flower spray on each side (lotus, peony, -?- and camellia); small sprays on base and foot.
    Description by Jan Stuart (10 October 2003):
    Deep, flared sides shaped as four bracket lobes rising to an everted rim, each lobe painted in underglaze blue with a different branching stem bearing two flowers, including peony, camellia, lotus and magnolia, raised on a pedestal base with four cloud-shaped feet joined by a shaped apron and painted with small detached flower sprigs.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Luxury and Luminosity: Visual Culture and the Ming Court (July 3, 2004 to June 26, 2005)
    Chinese Flower Paintings (March 18, 1983 to September 22, 1983)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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