Bowl with design of Daoist Immortals and Shou Lao

Blue and white porcelain bowl, decorated with Daoist immortals and Shou Lao riding on a crane in a continuous landscape on the exterior, the interior with a medallion of an immortal holding a peach, the rim with a key fret border and edged in brown.

Six-character Jiajing reign mark on foot.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, early 17th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 8.6 × 17.3 cm (3 3/8 × 6 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.2
On View Location
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room in Blue and White
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, crane, Daoism, Daoist Immortals, Jingdezhen ware, landscape, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, reign mark, Shoulao, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1992
Dr. John A. Pope (1906-1982) and Mrs. John A. Pope, Montgomery Village, MD, to 1992

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. John A. Pope in 1992

Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Blue and white porcelain bowl, decorated with Daoist immortals and Shou Lao riding on a crane in a continuous landscape on the exterior, the interior with a medallion of an immortal holding a peach, the rim with a key fret border and edged in brown.

Six-character Jiajing reign mark on foot.

Inscription(s)
Marking(s)

Six character Jiajing reign mark within a double ring on the back.

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