Jingdezhen ware dish

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

  • Geography

    Imperial kiln, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with celadon glaze and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 8.5 x 47 x 47 cm (3 3/8 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Large dish with flaring rounded sides, narrow everted rim, rounded unglazed foot rim dressed with brown wash.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: celadon of Longquan type, translucent light green, medium gloss, slight orange-skin texture, base glazed; white body shows through where glaze thins at rim edge and over high parts of molded relief.
    Decoration: molded design of dragon and clouds, bottom of inside; outside of cavetto, molded overlapping lotus petals. The central panel, which measures same as base, is slightly recessed. The three-clawed dragon has profile head and a scroll-ended tail.
  • Marks

    Seal form of Yongzheng reign mark in underglaze blue on base.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    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)
  • Origin

    Imperial kiln, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Anonymous gift
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 13: Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China
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