Vase with relief design of peony scroll

Jar: tall baluster, with small mouth; recessed foot. Wood stand.
Clay: hard, buff, stoneware.
Glaze: grayish-cream; compound crackle.
Decoration: peony design in relief, under glaze.

Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with opaque white glaze
Style
Shiwan (Shekwan) ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 32.3 × 23.6 cm (12 11/16 × 9 5/16 in)
Geography
China, Guangdong province, Foshan, Shiwan (Shekwan) kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1894.3a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), peony, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shiwan ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1894
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1894 [1]

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1894 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 30, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Jar: tall baluster, with small mouth; recessed foot. Wood stand.
Clay: hard, buff, stoneware.
Glaze: grayish-cream; compound crackle.
Decoration: peony design in relief, under glaze.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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