Covered bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Glazed porcelain, underglaze cobalt
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 20.1 x 25.6 x 25.6 cm (7 15/16 x 10 1/16 x 10 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Covered bowl: low, with high domed cover, flattened round knob.
    Clay: white porcelain with some pitting and impurities, heavily potted.
    Glaze: clear, feldspathic porcelain glaze with some pitting and impurities. Base glazed, inside glazed except for a large triangular "miss" which contains a blackish discolored patch. Fitting edges of base and cover, as well as foot-rim, unglazed.
    Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue of good quality in the so-called "aster pattern." Eleven panels each on bowl and cover, each containing an upright formal plant with leaves and one large flower. On cover, these arise from central lotus petals around knob which has a double row of petals. On bowl the panels spring from tips of lotus petals.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    James McNeill Whistler (January 2, 1985 to June 23, 1986)
    James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art (May 11, 1984 to December 5, 1984)
    Untitled Exhibition, South Corridor (December 10, 1984 to July 10, 1986)
    Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
    A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980 (November 9, 1979 to May 22, 1980)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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