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Vase

Label Text

Although this vase is now thought to be from Edo period Japan, Freer, who described it as "very fine," believed it to be either Korean or thirteenth-century Chinese. He purchased it from the New York store of Yamanaka and Company, and likely compared its landscape design to Japanese ink paintings and to similarly abbreviated views of nature by James McNeill Whistler.

Object Name

Vase

Dated

probably 19th century

Period

Edo period

Medium

Stoneware with white slip and iron decoration under clear glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 24.0 x 17.1 cm

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

62

Wall

East

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1903.234

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/F1903.234.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.234, Item #3153, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3153 (accessed November 18, 2017).