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Vase

Label Text

Freer described this tall flower-vase, which he purchased in 1906 from the sale of a contemporary English ceramics collector, as "very fine." He believed it had been produced during the Ming dynasty; subsequent scholars, however, have dated it to the Qing dynasty. It is a striking brilliant red-brown and black, finely speckled with a metallic dust, making its surface slightly iridescent. In the Peacock Room in Detroit, it was placed on a high shelf to the left of La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine, close to a number of similarly dark, monochromatic vessels from China and Japan.

Object Name

Vase

Dated

17th-19th century

Period

Qing dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with iron glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 33.8 x 23.2 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

4

Wall

North

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1906.12

Freer Source

J. Spier

Freer Source City

London

Freer Source Country

England

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1906.12.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1906.12, Item #3075, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3075 (accessed November 21, 2017).