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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.5 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Round box with domed lid, tapering body, and flat base.
    Clay: porcelain; white with areas of orange oxidation at edge of glaze and on base.
    Glaze: translucent white, somewhat grainy in texture and matte on surface; on body glaze edges slightly above beveled edge of base; interior glazed, with scars in glaze in bottom; edge of glaze inside lid neatly trimmed.
    Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Double ring in center of domed lid, surrounded by two of the eight Buddhist precious objects, the cash and the pair of books, framed by streamers and random dots; single ring just above edge. On body, single ring just below edge; two plant motifs in alternation, repeating three times each; single ring just above base.
    Mark: none.
  • Marks

    Frasche number 586, written on adhesive label on inside of lid.
  • Provenance

    From 1959
    Dean Frasché, collected in 1959 from Djakarta, Indonesia. [1]
    To 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dean Frasché
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