Zhangzhou ware jar with dragon design

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear, colorless glaze
Zhangzhou ware
H x Diam: 27.2 × 23.9 cm (10 11/16 × 9 7/16 in)
China, Fujian province, Pinghe county, Zhangzhou city, Nansheng kiln group
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, dragon, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, Zhangzhou ware

To 1906
Sir William Van Horne (1843-1915), to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Sir William Van Horne in 1906 [2]

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


[1] Object file.

[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) and Custodian(s)

Sir William Van Horne (C.L. Freer source) 1843-1915
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Ann Frank. Chinese Blue and White. New York. frontispiece.
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. vol. 1: p. 521, pl. 149.
  • Kamer Aga-Oglu. Ming Export Blue and White Jars in the University of Michigan Collection. vol. 11, no. 3 Detroit, Summer 1948. pp. 201-217.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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