“Ginger jar” with cover

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1662-1722
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x Diam (assembled): 26 × 20.9 cm (10 1/4 × 8 1/4 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room in Blue and White
Ceramic, Vessel


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

To ?
Leonard Gow (1859-1936), Glasgow, Scotland. [1]

To 1951
Mr. Alfred H. and Mrs. Margaret M. Caspary. [2]

From 1951 to 1995
Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Alfred and Margaret Caspary. [3]

From 1995
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [4]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] The jar was deaccessioned from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection through a sale initiated in late 1994, when the Freer Gallery of Art purchased it. See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Margaret M. Caspary died 1953
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Leonard Gow 1859-1936
Alfred H. Caspary 1877-1955

Published References
  • Royal Academy of Arts. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-36. Exh. cat. London. cat. 1797.
  • Robert L. Hobson. The Later Ceramic Wares of China: Being the blue and white, famille verte, famille rose, monochromes, etc., of the K'ang Hsi, Yung Chêng, Ch'ien Lung and other periods of the Ch'ing dynasty. London. pl. II.
  • Robert L. Hobson. Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection. pl. XIV.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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