Fragment of the base and footring of a celadon dish

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 1.8 x 6.7 x 4.2 cm (11/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Shape: Fragment of the base and footring of a celadon dish. Wheel thrown. The base of the dish is 1.8 cm thick. The 1.0 cm-wide footring extends 0.7 cm below the base.
    Clay: Fine gray stoneware clay with many extremely small air pockets and fine gray inclusions. The body has burned beige-orange in the unglazed stacking ring on the bottom of the dish.
    Glaze: Thick apple-green celadon glaze covers the base and footring. The bubbly, translucent glaze is crackled, especially on the bottom of the dish. An unglazed ring inside the footring surrounds an inner glazed area. This ring was used to support the dish during firing.
    Decoration: There are traces of underglazed incised floral decoration. It is not possible to discern the motif.
    Marks: None.
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Longquan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of John A. Pope
  • Type

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