Writer’s box

Monochrome – celadon.
Body: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent, pale celadon green.
Decoration: delicate slip painting of dragon among clouds on top, interlocking scrolls on sides; incised thunder pattern on sides of cover.
Reign mark on base.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign mark and period, 1735-1795
Medium
Porcelain with celadon glaze; wooden stand
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.7 x 22.2 x 6.7 cm (2 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1955.15a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Writing box

Keywords
China, dragon, Jingdezhen ware, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), reign mark, writing, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Monochrome - celadon.
Body: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent, pale celadon green.
Decoration: delicate slip painting of dragon among clouds on top, interlocking scrolls on sides; incised thunder pattern on sides of cover.
Reign mark on base.

Marking(s)

Reign-mark in 6 seal characters in underglaze blue on base.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 127.
  • Toki Zenshu. 32 vols., Tokyo, 1957 - 1963. pl. 64.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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