Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign mark and period, 1662-1722
Porcelain with celadon glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x Diam: 21.1 x 8.9 cm (8 5/16 x 3 1/2 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Jingdezhen ware, Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722), porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance

To 1941
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]

From 1941
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company


Since the fourteenth century, Jingdezhen, in south China's Jiangxi Province, has been the major production center for Chinese ceramics, including imperial wares. When this vase was made, Jingdezhen kilns were best known for their blue-and-white and polychrome porcelains, but the imperial workshop and private factories also made small quantities of celadon-glazed pieces imitating famous Song dynasty (960-1279) wares. A Longquan vase was probably the model for this piece.

Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 130, p. 179.
  • Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 10.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 37.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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