Fragment of repaired bowl with Arabic and Persian inscriptions

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign, 1506-1521
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x W: 12.2 x 26.8 cm (4 13/16 x 10 9/16 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of John A. Pope
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Bowl (fragment)

China, flower, Jingdezhen ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, Zhengde reign (1506 - 1521)

From 1945-6 to 1957
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected between 1945 and 1946 in Beijing, China. [1]

From 1957
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [2]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906-1982

Published References
  • Jean Gordon Lee. Ming Blue-and-White: Blue Decorated Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty. Exh. cat. Philadelphia. no. 18.
  • John Carswell. Blue and White Chinese Porcelain and its Impact on the Western World. Exh. cat. Chicago. cat. 36, p. 92.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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