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Fragment of the lid of a celadon-glazed covered box

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 12th-late 14th century
  • Geography

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 1 x 7.5 x 3.9 cm (3/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Fragment of the lid of a covered stoneware box. Lid was potted so that it fit over an interior flange projecting up from the body of the box. Thickness of the shard is approximately 0.4 cm.
    Clay: Extremely fine light-gray stoneware with few inclusions or air pockets.
    Glaze: Thick, bubbly, uncrackled blue-green celadon. Glaze has no pin holes and is of excellent quality.
    Decoration: Relief-molded floral decoration on the top of the box lid. The floral decoration is centered within the ring formed by the top shoulder of the lid.
    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 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

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of John A. Pope
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