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Vase

Label Text

This striking Ming dynasty stoneware vase with a translucent crackled glaze was loaned by Freer to several exhibitions during his lifetime, including a 1914 presentation at the Japan Society of New York, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1916, where it was part of an exhibition of "early Chinese pottery and sculpture." Freer had purchased it in 1908 from the New York gallery of Yamanaka and Company. Later that same year, he placed it in the Peacock Room on a prominent shelf adjacent to Whistler's painting La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine and flanked by a pair of similarly tall, slender Southern Song tomb jars.

Object Name

Vase

Ware

Dongkhe ware

Dated

16th-mid 17th century

Period

Ming dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze; copper rim.

Dimensions

HxW: 49.6 x 15.1 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

12

Wall

North

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1908.18a-b

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1908.18a-b.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1908.18a-b, Item #3085, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3085 (accessed November 21, 2017).