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Box with slip design of grapes and squirrel

Label Text

Freer purchased this small box during his 1907 trip to China. It is an example of Jingdezhen ware of the type known as jiangtai (soymilk body). Production of this type was at its peak in the early Qing dynasty. This box was originally used for seal paste or possibly cosmetics; some stains remain in the interior. In the Peacock Room in Detroit, Freer displayed it among a large grouping of blue-glazed Jun ware and several strategically placed cream or white-colored vessels.

Object Name

Box

Ware

Jingdezhen ware

Dated

19th century

Period

Qing dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with slip and cobalt pigment beneath clear glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 4.0 x 7.0 cm

City

Jingdezhen

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

107.1

Wall

South

Title

Box with slip design of grapes and squirrel

Object Number

F1907.66a-b

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1907.66a-b.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Box with slip design of grapes and squirrel," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1907.66a-b, Item #3229, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3229 (accessed November 21, 2017).