Jar with cover

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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th-19th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (assembled): 43.1 × 25.2 cm (17 × 9 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Jar with fitted cover, full body narrowing toward flaring base, short neck; domed cover with knob and flattened overhanging rim. Chip and glaze flaws in cover rim; foot rim slightly wedge-shaped, unglazed and inset from glaze beading at base. Double ring mark on base.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent, flawed.
    Decoration: painted in underglaze blue, line and wash. Cover: two conventionalized flower heads with leafy scrolls, knob is blue, rim has four half-prunus motifs on blue "ice" ground. At lip, trefoil motif. Comb band around base of neck. Body with eight flower heads same as on cover and similar conventionalized foliate scroll.
    Wood stand, not previously recorded.
  • Provenance

    To 1985
    Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc., Washington, DC, to 1985
    From 1985
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc. in 1985 [1]
    [1] Transferred from the Study Collection (FSC-P-3451) to the permanent collection on November 14, 1986.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Peacock Room in Blue and White (May 18, 2019 to June 1, 2022)
    The Peacock Room (May 2, 1923 to February 21, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc.
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation
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