Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign, 1465-1487
Porcelain with cobalt under the glaze and enamels over the glaze in the "doucai" (joined colors) technique
Jingdezhen ware
H x W: 8 x 6.3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 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


Chenghua reign (1465 - 1487), China, doucai, flower, Jingdezhen ware, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 101, p. 175.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 72.
  • Ming Porcelains in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1953. p. 25, fig. 20.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. p. 1183.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Further Comments on Mamluk Playing Cards. Baltimore. fig. 17.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 115.
  • Edwards Park. Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution., 1st ed. Washington and New York. p. 345.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope. Some Blue and White in Istanbul. vol. 26 London, 1950-1951. pl. 10d.
  • William Watson. The Art of Dynastic China. New York, 1981. ill. 666.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum