Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
 Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Oriental Art, Benjamin J. Stein
"Chinese Imari" of the early 18th century represents an attempt on the part of Chinese potters to recapture part of the European market won by Japanese Imari ware (^j^) by 1700. The decoration of this jar of the K'ang-hsi period combines underglaze blue and overglaze red and gold painting, a color scheme employed by Japanese Imari. Chinese pieces tend to be smaller than their Japanese counterparts; the drawing is more carefully finished and the blue is a softer, more delicate shade.
- Published References
- Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 30, p. 40.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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