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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 25.6 × 13 cm (10 1/16 × 5 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    A Chinese porcelain vase decorated in underglaze blue and dating from the Kangxi period (1662-1722). The neck painted with sprays of bamboo, and the body with a landscape scene depicting mountains and streams.
  • Provenance

    Prior to 1991
    Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc., Washington, DC, prior to 1991 [1]
    Mrs. Maureen Jacoby, Washington, DC, acquired by exchange from Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc. in 1992 [2]
    From 1992
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in 1992
    [1] In 1991 the object was viewed at Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc. by Louise Cort (see Louise Cort's undated memo in the object file).
    [2] In 1991 Louise Cort had identified the object as of interest for the Freer collection (see Louise Cort's undated memo in the object file). Mrs. Maureen Jacoby then acquired the object in exchange for partial proceeds from the sale of certain ceramics from the collection of her late husband (Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby, died 1989), which, at the request of the Freer Gallery, were placed at Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc. for sale (according to a memo from Louise Cort to Milo Beach and Beth Duley, dated May 22, 1992, in the object file).
  • 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

    Trocadéro, Kenny & Higgins Asian Art, Inc.
    Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (1927– 2002)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

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

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