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Vase

Label Text

A rich blue enamel glaze, with areas of green, characterizes this Ming or Qing dynasty Chinese porcelain vase. It was purchased in Japan in 1907 - one of the few ceramics purchases that Freer made during his travels there. Back home in Detroit, the collector noted to himself: "Learn period. Is it Ming or later?" In Detroit, he displayed it with a number of Jun or Jun-style wares, creating a harmony in blue to complement Whistler's interior decorations, which Freer referred to as "the Blue Room."

Object Name

Vase

Dated

mid 17th-19th century

Period

Ming or Qing dynasty

Medium

Porcelain with enamel glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 24.5 x 9.6 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

89

Wall

South

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1907.74

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1907.74.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1907.74, Item #3196, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3196 (accessed November 18, 2017).