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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt decoration under clear, bluish (qingbai) glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 6 × 5.5 cm (2 3/8 × 2 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Porcelain with sketchy cobalt decoration under pronounced bluish-toned (qingbai) glaze, in which the glazer's fingerprints appear.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
    Annemarie Henle Pope (1907-2001)
    Leandro Locsin
  • Provenance

    From possibly 1968 to 1982
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, possibly acquired in Manila, Philippines in 1968. [1]
    From 1982 to 1997
    Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [2]
    From 1997
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC [3]
    [1] According to Louise Cort’s remarks dated Dec 8, 1997: “It is quite possible that Dr. Pope purchased the jarlets in the Philippines for modest sums or even received them as gifts at the time of the 1968 Manila Trade Ceramics Seminar.” See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
  • Type

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