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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

    Longquan kilns, Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (assembled): 8 × 8.8 cm (3 1/8 × 3 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Covered Jar, of kuan shape, moulded in two sections. Edge of cover projects in waved contour. Chips on underside of cover, and a few very small chips in foot-rim.
    Clay: porcelain, off-white, browned slightly from oxidation where exposed.
    Glaze: olive-green celadon covers outside of jar and lid except for edge of mouth and foot-rim; also covers inside of jar, base, inside of lid except for projection.
    Decoration: vertical ribbing with top of ridges appearing light due to glaze being thinner than in the channels. Center of cover has moulded, raised eleven-petalled floral medallion. Edge of cover has been lifted in five places to produce a leaf-like waving contour.
  • Provenance

    To 1976
    Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [1]
    From 1976
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [2]
    [1] See invoice, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia (April 1, 2007 to December 4, 2011)
    Shades of Green and Blue: Chinese Celadon Ceramics (July 15, 1997 to September 7, 2004)
    A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980 (November 9, 1979 to May 22, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein
  • Origin

    Longquan kilns, Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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