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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th century
  • Geography

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8 × 36.7 cm (3 1/8 × 14 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Dish: wide base, curved flaring sides, heavily potted, slightly rolled rim, rounded foot-rim, base cut with center depression, rim chip, foot-rim chipped for several inches.
    Clay: very pale gray celadon porcelain with brick-red surface oxidation where exposed in firing.
    Glaze: celadon of slightly olive cast, surface abraded from use on inside, less so on outside, foot-rim originally glazed has been worn and/or ground down. Red unglazed ring where supported in kiln with center spots of glaze.
    Decoration: carved in paste. Inside: center, lattice-like interlocking lozenges in a diamond pattern (reminiscnet of the "cash" pattern) with a quatrefoil frame. In cavetto is a lotus and chrysanthemum scroll, and outside a foliate scroll based on the single chrysanthemum.
  • Provenance

    To 1974
    Louis S. Rothchild, Washington, DC [1]
    From 1974
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Louis S. Rothchild, Washington, DC [2]
    [1] Object file, folder sheet note dated May 17, 1996. Also see Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.
    [2] The object was transferred from the Study Collection to the Permanent Collection. See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Louis S. Rothchild
  • Origin

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Louis S. Rothchild
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