Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign mark and period, 1723-1735
Medium
Porcelain with Ru-style glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W: 10.1 x 7 cm (4 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Imperial kiln
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1946.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
China, Jingdezhen ware, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1946
T.H. Ching, New York. [1]

From 1946
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from T.H. Ching, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

T. H. Ching

Label

Eighteenth-century revivals of Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) Guan ware can be quite convincing. Many Southern Song originals feature crackled glaze, but some of the finest have uncrazed, matte glaze, which provided the inspiration for this copy. The dark purple foot of this vase resembles genuine Guanware, but the foot rim was dressed with iron to produce the dark color; the clay body is actually white porcelain clay.

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

Copyright with museum