Jar with mismatched lid

Small covered jar on pedestal foot, flaming jewel knob on lid.
Clay: light gray, gritty. On base, concealed by chalky yellowish powdery efflorescence.
Glaze: green glaze, lustrous pale sea green, coarsely crackled, deeper in tone where pooled around foot. Interior of body glazed; interior of lid unglazed.
Decoration: on body, incised under glaze, single line below rim, single line at base of neck, and single line on shoulder close to neck. On lid, incised under glaze, single line around dome.

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Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century
Medium
Stoneware with pale celadon glaze
Style
Longquan type ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 10 Ă— 8.3 cm (3 15/16 Ă— 3 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province or Zhejiang province
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.9a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, green glaze, Longquan type ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1957
Dean Frasché, collected in 1957 from Hanoi, Vietnam. [1]

To 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

Small covered jar on pedestal foot, flaming jewel knob on lid.
Clay: light gray, gritty. On base, concealed by chalky yellowish powdery efflorescence.
Glaze: green glaze, lustrous pale sea green, coarsely crackled, deeper in tone where pooled around foot. Interior of body glazed; interior of lid unglazed.
Decoration: on body, incised under glaze, single line below rim, single line at base of neck, and single line on shoulder close to neck. On lid, incised under glaze, single line around dome.

Published References
  • Hanna Szczepanowska. Conservationof Cultural Heritage: Key Principles and Approaches. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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