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Jar

Label Text

Freer made special note of the carved design on the base of this Yuan dynasty jar, a star-shaped or spoked mark that appears on other ceramics in Freer's collection. The gray stoneware with copper pigment is glazed in an opaque blue gray, and its finish bears an all-over crackle brown stain with areas of reddish purple and flecks of green. The uneven and sometimes heavy blobs that appear towards the base of the jar are characteristic of Jun-ware ceramics; Freer displayed more than 40 Jun or Juan-style vessels in the Peacock Room beneath Whistler's fighting peacock mural.

Object Name

Jar

Ware

Jun ware

Dated

1279-1368

Period

Yuan dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with Jun glaze and copper pigment

Dimensions

HxW: 12.0 x 16.1 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

127

Wall

West

Title

Jar

Object Number

F1907.64

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1907.64.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1907.64, Item #3269, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3269 (accessed November 21, 2017).