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Vase

Label Text

Freer purchased this Qing dynasty vase from the sale of the Samuel Colman collection just after the turn of the twentieth century; he believed it was a much older specimen, dating to the Song dynasty. Western connoisseurs who collected Chinese ceramics at the turn of the century knew relatively little about earlier wares. Since the meticulously formed and decorated Qing dynasty porcelains were generally regarded as the culminating achievement of a centuries-old tradition, it was assumed that wares like this cream-colored stoneware vase—more heavily potted and glazed-were from an earlier, less sophisticated period of production.

Object Name

Vase

Ware

Zhangzhou ware

Dated

mid 17th-19th century

Period

Qing dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 21.4 x 10.9 cm

Locale

Zhangzhou kilns

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

84

Wall

East

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1902.86

Freer Source

American Art Association

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/F1902.86.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1902.86, Item #3189, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3189 (accessed November 18, 2017).