Jarlet

Porcelain with sketchy cobalt decoration under pronounced bluish-toned (qingbai) glaze, in which the glazer’s fingerprints appear.

Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt decoration under clear, bluish (qingbai) glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 6 × 5.5 cm (2 3/8 × 2 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-4746
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jarlet

Keywords
China, Jingdezhen ware, porcelain, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

From possibly 1968 to 1982
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, possibly acquired in Manila, Philippines in 1968. [1]

From 1982 to 1997
Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [2]

From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC [3]

Notes:

[1] According to Louise Cort’s remarks dated Dec 8, 1997: “It is quite possible that Dr. Pope purchased the jarlets in the Philippines for modest sums or even received them as gifts at the time of the 1968 Manila Trade Ceramics Seminar.” See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Porcelain with sketchy cobalt decoration under pronounced bluish-toned (qingbai) glaze, in which the glazer's fingerprints appear.

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