Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Hongwu reign, late 14th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 3 × 19.5 cm (1 3/16 × 7 11/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1987.3a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup stand

Keywords
China, chrysanthemum, cobalt pigment, flower, Hongwu reign (1368 - 1398), Jingdezhen ware, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), peony, porcelain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1946
Eric Wolters, Beijing, China [1]

From 1946 to 1982
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington, DC, purchased from Eric Wolters, Beijing [2]

From 1982 to 1987
Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington, DC, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope [3]

From 1987
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC [4]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.

[2] Curatorial Remarks 4 and 7 in the object record.

[3] Curatorial Remark 7 in the object record.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Eric Wolters
Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906-1982
Annemarie Henle Pope 1907 - 2001

Published References
  • Suzanne Valenstein. Ming Porcelains: A Retrospective. Exh. cat. New York. cat. 3.
  • Jean-Pierre Dubosc. Mostra d'arte Cinese: Catalogo. Exh. cat. Venice. cat. 611.
  • Jean Gordon Lee. An Exhibition of Blue-Decorated Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty. vol. 44, no. 223 Philadelphia, August 1949. cat. 25.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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