Baluster vase, one of three in a five-piece garniture (F1980.190–194)


Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign, 1662-1722
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear colorless glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x Diam (assembled): 45.5 × 17.1 cm (17 15/16 × 6 3/4 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Myron S. Falk, Jr. and his sisters, Mrs. Mildred F. Loew and Mrs. Eleanor F. Lenzner
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


blue and white glaze, China, dance, flower, Jingdezhen ware, Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722), music, musician, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance

Duveen Brothers, New York [1]

Mrs. B.F. Jones, Sewickley Heights, PA, purchased from Duveen Brothers [2]

From 1941
Myron S. Falk, Sr., purchased at the sale of the Estate of Mrs. B.F. Jones, Parke-Bernet, Inc., New York, November 25-29, 1941, lot no. 670 [3]

To 1980
Myron S. Falk, Jr. (1906-1992), New York, given by Myron S. Falk, Sr., to 1980 [4]

From 1980
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Myron S. Falk, Jr. and his sisters Mrs. Mildred F. Loew and Mrs. Eleanor F. Lenzner in 1980


[1] According to Curatorial Note 5 in object record. See also Curatorial Note 3, L.A. Cort, November 1991, in object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Myron S. Falk, Jr. also presented the Freer Gallery of Art with the November 25-29, 1941 Sotheby Parker-Bernet auction catalog containing the listing for these objects (see Curatorial Note 3, L.A. Cort, November 1991, in object record).

[4] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. Myron S. Falk, Jr. 1906 - 1992
Mrs. B. F. Jones
Mr. Myron S. Falk, Sr.
Duveen Brothers
Mrs. Mildred F. Loew
Mrs. Eleanor F. Lenzner

Published References
  • Art Property and Furnishings of the Palatial Residence of the Late Mrs. B.F. Jones of Sewickley Heights, PA. Washington, November 25-29, 1941. lot 670.
  • Auction catalogue. New York, May 8, 1980. lot 261.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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