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Jar

Label Text

Upon purchasing this late thirteenth-to-fourteenth century Yuan dynasty jar from Yamanaka and Company, Freer described it as "fine" and "very interesting." The vessel is rather large with a bulbous, inverted pear-shaped body and a cylindrical mouth-rim. It is crafted from dark gray clay and glazed in light blue, producing variations of color that range from cream to olive. Its texture is a brownish crackle and the gold lacquer finish inside the rim adds a luminescent quality. Freer displayed the jar on what is now the south wall of the Peacock Room.

Object Name

Jar

Ware

Jun ware

Dated

late 13th-late 14th century

Period

Yuan dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with Jun glaze; gold lacquer repair

Dimensions

HxW: 23.0 x 25.5 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

125

Wall

South

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1903.236

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/F1903.236.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.236, Item #3266, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3266 (accessed November 21, 2017).