Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, 1403-1424
Medium
Porcelain with 'sweet white' glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10.4 x 15.8 x 15.8 cm (4 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1998.7
On View Location
Freer Gallery 13: Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Stem bowl

Keywords
China, hidden decoration, Jingdezhen ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, WWII-era provenance, Yongle reign (1403 - 1424)
Provenance

Yongle Emperor (1360-1424) (reigned 1403-1424), China [1]

Mrs. D.L. Seligman, London [2]

Mr. Frederick M. Mayer, New York [3]

Mr. Rafi Y. Mottahedeh (died 1978) and Mrs. Mildred R. Mottahedeh (1908-2000), NY [4]

To 1998
J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, New York, to 1998

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art in 1998

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 1, Jan Stuart, January 6, 1998, in the object record.

[2] According to Curatorial Note 5 in the object record.

[3] See note 2.

[4] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art
Frederick M. Mayer
Yongle Emperor 1360 - 1424; (reigned 1403-1424)
Mrs. D.L. Seligman
Rafi Y. and Mildred R. Mottahedeh 1908 - 2000

Published References
  • Jingdezhen chu tu Ming chu guan yao ci qi (Imperial Hongwu and Yongle Porcelain Excavated at Jingdezhen). Exh. cat. Taipei. pp. 282, 364.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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