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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 16th century
  • Geography

    possibly Tiankeng kiln group, Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with enamel glazes over biscuit
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (assembled): 4.4 x 4.4 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Covered box. Mold-formed.
    Clay: coarse porcelain.
    Glaze: lead-silcate glaze, tinted green with copper, applied on the biscuit. Knob unglazed.
    Decoration: mold-formed.
    Mark: none.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman (1914-2005)
    Mrs. Janine Lydman
  • Provenance

    From 1965-69 to 2005
    Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman (1914-2005), acquired in Jakarta, Indonesia between 1965 and 1969. [1]
    From 2005 to 2010
    Janine Lydman, Washington, DC and Berryville, Virginia, ownership transferred to Mrs. Lydman after the death of her husband, Ambassador Jack Wilson Lydman. [2]
    From 2010
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Washington, DC and Janine Lydman, Berryville, Virginia. [3]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1. See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

    possibly Tiankeng kiln group, Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Jack W. Lydman
  • Type

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