Vase, one of a pair with F1982.21

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 17th-early 18th century
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x Diam: 43.2 × 20.5 cm (17 × 8 1/16 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr.
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room in Blue and White
Ceramic, Vessel


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

To 1938
Possibly Myron S. Falk, Sr. (1878-1945), Greenwich, Connecticut, to September 1938 [1]

From possibly 1938 to 1982
Mr. Myron S. Falk Jr. (1906-1992) and Mrs. Pauline Baerwald Falk (1910-2000), New York, possibly given by Myron S. Falk Sr. in September 1938 [2]

From 1982
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mr. Myron S. Falk Jr. and Mrs. Pauline Baerwald Falk in April 1982 [3]


[1] It is known that Myron S. Falk Jr and his wife Pauline received several blue-and-white Kangxi porcelains as a gift from Myron S. Falk Sr. on occasion of his sixtieth birthday in 1938. F1982.22 may have been among them. See Myron S. Falk to Pauline B. Falk, September 13, 1938, Pauline B. and Myron S. Falk Jr. Papers, Freer and Sackler Archives. See also Thomas Lawton Interview of Pauline Falk, December 14, 1995, Transcript, p. 22-23.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The objects were formally accessioned to the Freer Gallery of Art collection in April 1982, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, where the object is listed together with F1982.21 among the proposed acquisitions, approved on April 23, 1982.

Previous Owner(s)

Myron S. Falk, Jr. 1906-1992
Pauline Baerwald Falk 1910-2000

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