string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1991.73" Jar - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    8th century
  • Geography

    Hebei or Henan province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under clear, colorless glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 17.3 × 19.4 cm (6 13/16 × 7 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1991.73
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1991.73

Object Details

  • Description

    Jacoby description with Louise Cort's annotations, as of 25 March 1990: Porcellanous small jar on flat base, globular body, broad short neck; partly coated with creamy crackled glaze over white slip. Sui, 580-618 A.D. or Tang. White pottery, dirt in pits, glaze worn on rim.
    The jar has a stout body, a wide, short, flaring rim and a very short, wide foot. The color of the vessel is light creme/brown with dark pinhole spots over the surface, particularly on the shoulder. Also, the glaze has a fine crackle pattern.
  • Provenance

    From 1947-1950 to 1991
    Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby (died 1989) and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (died 2002), Centreville, MD and Washington, DC, acquired by Rolf R. Jacoby in Korea between 1947-1950 [1]
    From 1991
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in 1991 [2]
    Notes:
    [1] "This object, along with the others given with it, was acquired by Rolf Jacoby, the donor's late husband, in Korea between 1947 and 1950, while he served as a diplomat" (according to a note by Kate Theimer, November 28, 1995, in the object record).
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby
    Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (1927– 2002)
  • Origin

    Hebei or Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
  • Type

    Vessel
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