string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-447" Fragment of the lid of a Qingbai-glazed covered box - National Museum of Asian Art

Fragment of the lid of a Qingbai-glazed covered box

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with transparent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze Mold-formed
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 0.5 x 4 x 2.8 cm (3/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    FSC-P-447
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-447

Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Small fragment of the cover of a porcelain box. The shard is 0.3 cm thick.
    Clay: Fine, very white porcelain clay. Very few inclusions and/or air pockets.
    Glaze: Clear, uncrackled Qingbai glaze which assumes a delicate blue-green color where is thicker. The shard is glazed on both the outside and inside surfaces.
    Decoration: Molded relief decoration incorporating floral and vegetal design elements on the top of the box cover.
    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]
    Notes:
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 2 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

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of John A. Pope
  • Type

    Container
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