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Covered box, fragment of the base and wall

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Chaozhou kilns, Guangdong province, China
  • Material

    Glazed stoneware; wheel-thrown
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 4.4 x 7.5 x 2.2 cm (1 3/4 x 2 15/16 x 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Shard consists of a fragment of the base and side wall of a small covered ceramic box. The height of the box, without lid, would have been approximately 4.4 cm. The top of the wall terminates in an interior flange which has been luted onto the main wall of the box. The box wall is 0.5 cm thick. The bevelled flange is 0.9 cm wide and extends 0.4 cm above the edge of the box wall.
    Clay: White, very fine-grained, almost porcelaneous, stoneware. There are many fine gray and black inclusions and no air pockets. Where exposed to the kiln atmosphere portions of the base have burned orange-red.
    Glaze: The box is glazed with a bubbly, pale seawater-green glaze. The translucent glaze is quite heavily crackled and is a darker, almost bluish, green in the vertical fluting where it is thicker. The base and flange of the box are unglazed. The interior is completely covered with a thin, finely crackled coating of the same glaze used on the outside of the box.
    Decoration: Impressed vertical fluting extends from the base of the box approximately two-thirds of the way to the top. The vertical fluting creates the impression of panels approximately 2.5 cm wide on the bottom two-thirds of the box.
    Marks: None.
  • Provenance

    To 1957
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected between August 1956 and April 1957 in Angkor, Cambodia. [1]
    From 1957
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [2]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record. See also “Ceramics in Mainland and Southeast Asia: Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery”, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1. See also object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
  • Origin

    Chaozhou kilns, Guangdong province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of John A. Pope
  • Type

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