‘Palace bowl’ with day lily design

Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent and colorless, high fired.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt blue; day lily flowers, leaves, and bulbs.
Mark: six-character Chenghua mark on base.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign, 1465-1487
Medium
Clay: fine white porcelain. Glaze: transparent and colorless, high fire.
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7 x 15.1 cm (2 3/4 x 5 15/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1952.18
On View Location
Freer Gallery 13: Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Chenghua reign (1465 - 1487), China, Jingdezhen ware, lily, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent and colorless, high fired.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt blue; day lily flowers, leaves, and bulbs.
Mark: six-character Chenghua mark on base.

Marking(s)

Six-character Ch'eng-hua mark on base.

Published References

Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 32.Mayuyama Junkichi. Obei shuzo chugoku toji zuroku (Chinese Ceramics in the West). Tokyo. pl. 96.Ming Porcelains in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1953. p. 24, fig. 19.Ann Frank. Chinese Blue and White. New York. p. 42.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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