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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 16th-early 17th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 27.2 × 15.4 cm (10 11/16 × 6 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Pear-shaped bottle with faceted sides, Kraakporselein.
    Clay: porcelain, light gray. Mold-formed in three pieces, joined at the neck and widest parts of the body.
    Glaze: translucent, somewhat milky. Interior glazed; base inside of foot glazed with an irregular unglazed patch. Firing grit and some glaze adhering to edge of footrim, scars where some grit cut away.
    Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, deep blue-gray wash and blackish-blue line; body divided into six vertical panels, following molded faceting, filled with motifs of plummeting horse and waves and peony plant and rock, in alternation, separated by narrow panels of "dot and dash" motif; shoulder decorated with lappets filled with "tassels" below link collar, dots above; overlapping semicircles below plain rim edged with line.
  • Provenance

    To 1988
    Mrs. Karol Kirberger Rodriguez, Alexandria, VA, to 1988
    From 1988
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Karol Kirberger Rodriguez in 1988
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Peacock Room in Blue and White (May 18, 2019 to June 1, 2022)
    Chinamania (2016) (July 9, 2016 to June 4, 2017)
    The Peacock Room (May 2, 1923 to February 21, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Karol Kirberger Rodriguez
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Karol Kirberger Rodriguez
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