Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign, early 18th century
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Jingdezhen ware
H x Diam (overall): 4.1 x 26.9 cm (1 5/8 x 10 9/16 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Dominic P. Jellinek
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

To about 1990
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, to 1990 [1]

From about 1990 to 2004
Dominic Jellinek, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England, from about 2004 [2]

From 2004
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dominic Jellinek in 2004


[1] The donor, Mr. Dominic Jellenik, wrote to Jan Stuart in late April, 2003, to offer this dish for the Peacock Room. Mr. Jellinek related that the dish had been "abandoned" in the basement of the Bluett's shop at 48 Davies Street at the time that the firm went out of business, around 1990. As one of the last employees of the firm, Mr. Jellinek had helped to dismantle the shop and also had acquired the firm's records. He estimated that the dish must have been in the shop since the 1940s or 1950s, but there was no record. Bluett's operated in the Davies Street shop from the time the building was built, in 1923, moving there from its previous premises on Oxford Street (according to Curatorial Note 2, Louise Cort, April 16, 2004, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Bluett and Sons, Ltd. 1884 - 1992
Dominic Jellinek

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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