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Dish with molded decoration

Label Text

Freer and his contemporaries regarded this as an example of Jun ware, which was produced in Henan province of China from the Song dynasty (960-1279) through the fifteenth century. Jun ware is characterized by its distinctive glazes, which range from greenish-blue to lavender and lavender-blue with violet splashes or marks. This dish is actually a later example of a Jun-style glaze. In the Peacock Room, which Freer called "the blue room," it was one of more than forty Jun or similarly blue-glazed ceramics displayed along the south wall, just beneath Whistler's allegorical mural of two battling peacocks.

Object Name

Dish

Ware

Shiwan (Shekwan) or Yixing ware

Dated

17th century

Period

Ming or Qing dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with Jun-style glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 4.7 x 21.8 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

96

Wall

South

Title

Dish with molded decoration

Object Number

F1905.306

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/F1905.306.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Dish with molded decoration," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1905.306, Item #3207, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3207 (accessed November 19, 2017).