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Jar

Label Text

Freer acquired this Ming dynasty porcelain jar as a gift from his colleague, Sir William Van Horne (1843-1915), who, like Freer, made his fortune in the railroad industry. (Born in Illinois, Van Horne established his professional career in British Columbia and is best known for overseeing the construction of the first Canadian transcontinental Railway. Like Freer, Van Horne was a regular customer of the Boston-based dealer Matsuki Bunkyo, from whom he may have purchased this blue and white jar. Originally, the vessel was probably produced as export ware, possibly for Southeast Asian markets.

Object Name

Jar

Ware

Zhangzhou ware

Dated

late 16th-early 17th century

Period

Ming dynasty

Medium

Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear, colorless glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 27.2 x 23.9 cm

Locale

Zhangzhou kilns

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

53

Wall

North

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1906.18

Freer Source

Sir William Van Horne

Freer Source City

Montreal

Freer Source Country

Canada

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1906.18.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1906.18, Item #3140, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3140 (accessed November 19, 2017).