Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign mark and period, 1662-1722
Medium
Porcelain with celadon glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 21.1 x 8.9 cm (8 5/16 x 3 1/2 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1941.2a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
China, Jingdezhen ware, Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722), porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1941
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]

From 1941
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Label

Since the fourteenth century, Jingdezhen, in south China's Jiangxi Province, has been the major production center for Chinese ceramics, including imperial wares. When this vase was made, Jingdezhen kilns were best known for their blue-and-white and polychrome porcelains, but the imperial workshop and private factories also made small quantities of celadon-glazed pieces imitating famous Song dynasty (960-1279) wares. A Longquan vase was probably the model for this piece.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 37.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 130, vol. 1: p. 179.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 10.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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