Jar

Jacoby description with Louise Cort’s annotations, as of 25 March 1990: Porcellanous small jar on flat base, globular body, broad short neck; partly coated with creamy crackled glaze over white slip. Sui, 580-618 A.D. or Tang. White pottery, dirt in pits, glaze worn on rim.

The jar has a stout body, a wide, short, flaring rim and a very short, wide foot. The color of the vessel is light creme/brown with dark pinhole spots over the surface, particularly on the shoulder. Also, the glaze has a fine crackle pattern.

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 8th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip under clear, colorless glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 17.3 × 19.4 cm (6 13/16 × 7 5/8 in)
Geography
China, Hebei or Henan province
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1991.73
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, stoneware, Sui dynasty (581 - 618), Tang dynasty (618 - 907), white slip, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Jacoby description with Louise Cort's annotations, as of 25 March 1990: Porcellanous small jar on flat base, globular body, broad short neck; partly coated with creamy crackled glaze over white slip. Sui, 580-618 A.D. or Tang. White pottery, dirt in pits, glaze worn on rim.

The jar has a stout body, a wide, short, flaring rim and a very short, wide foot. The color of the vessel is light creme/brown with dark pinhole spots over the surface, particularly on the shoulder. Also, the glaze has a fine crackle pattern.

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