Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Hongwu reign, late 14th century
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x W x D: 3 x 19.5 x 19.5 cm (1 3/16 x 7 11/16 x 7 11/16 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Cup stand

China, chrysanthemum, cobalt pigment, flower, Hongwu reign (1368 - 1398), Jingdezhen ware, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), peony, porcelain, WWII-era provenance

To 1946
Eric Wolters, Beijing, China. [1]

From 1946 to 1982
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington, D.C., purchased from Eric Wolters, Beijing. [2]

From 1982 to 1987
Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington, D.C., ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [3]

From 1987
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington D.C. [4]


[1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.

[2] Curatorial Remarks 4 and 7 in the object record.

[3] Curatorial Remark 7 in the object record.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. John Alexander Pope
Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906 - 1982
Eric Wolters

Published References
  • Jean Gordon Lee. An Exhibition of Blue-Decorated Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty. vol. 44, no. 223 Philadelphia, August 1949. cat. 25.
  • Jean-Pierre Dubosc. Mostra d'arte Cinese: Catalogo. Exh. cat. Venice. cat. 611.
  • Suzanne Valenstein. Ming Porcelains: A Retrospective. Exh. cat. New York. cat. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum