Cup with unglazed rim

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th-early 12th century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Porcelain with translucent pale blue (qingbai) glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 5.4 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm (2 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1991.75
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1991.75

Object Details

  • Description

    Jacoby description with Louise Cort's annotations, as of 25 March 1990: Porcelain small cup on high ring foot, curved side, unglazed lip rim. Decorated inside with a floral spray, coated in a bluish glaze, Sung, 907-1127 A.D.
    The body of the bowl is almost hemispherical in shape and the foot is narrow and relatively tall. The vessel is a light blue/green color except at the rim where it is off-white and unglazed. A simple, incised flower decoration is present in the center of the inner surface.
  • 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

    China
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
  • Credit Line

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

    Vessel
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