Cup with landscape

citation

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign mark and period, 1723-1735
Medium
Porcelain with colorless glaze and blue, black, and ruby enamels over the glaze
Style
Guyuexuan ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.1 × 10.2 cm (2 × 4 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.63a-g
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
China, falangcai, Guyuexuan ware, landscape, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1932
Yamanaka & Co., New York. [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka & Co., New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See Note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Label

The monochrome palette of this landscape complements the accompanying poem: Blue haze wraps around Southern Mountain; everything becomes one color. After a blue enamel color was perfected in the early eighteenth century, porcelain decorators enjoyed using it to create monochrome designs analogous to scroll painting, in which ink alone expresses a range of landscape colors. The artist who painted this cup varied the thickness of the enamel to achieve effects of shading.

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

Copyright with museum