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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-mid 13th century
  • Geography

    Henan province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with oxidized Jun glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.6 x 10 x 10 cm (1 7/16 x 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Small, shallow cup with rounded walls, upright plain rim; low, everted footrim.
    Clay: Stoneware, reddish brown on surface where visible on unglazed lower body and foot.
    Glaze: Jun glaze, underfired and not completely vitrified, therefore appearing opaque, ivory-toned, with wide, fine-line craackle; some small brown pinholes in interior where glaze has pulled away from a speck of dust; irregular thick areas around rim on outside where applications of glaze overlapped.
    Decoration: None.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby
    Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (1927– 2002)
  • 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]
    [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. Although accessioned in 1991, this object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the permanent collection on April 18, 1996.
  • Origin

    Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

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