Vase made as sample, with date “4th year”

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear colorless glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x W: 24 x 13.1 cm (9 7/16 x 5 3/16 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Herschel V. Johnson, Charlotte, North Carolina
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, cobalt pigment, Jingdezhen ware, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance

To 1956
Herschel V. Johnson, Charlotte, NC, to 1956 [1]

From 1956
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Herschel V. Johnson in 1956 [2]


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. Also see Curatorial Remarks, Eleanor Radcliffe, 1984, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Herschel V. Johnson

Published References
  • Sir John Figgess, Koyama Fujio. Two Thousand Years of Oriental Ceramics. New York. pl. 64.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 98.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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