Zhangzhou ware water dropper in the form of a duck

Clay: soft, gray.
Glaze: green and brown.

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th century
Porcelain with iron pigment and lead-silicate enamel glaze
Zhangzhou ware
H x W: 6.2 x 8.1 cm (2 7/16 x 3 3/16 in)
China, Fujian province, Zhangzhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Water dropper

China, duck, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, water, Zhangzhou ware

To 1918
Herman A. E. Jaehne, to 1918 [1]

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Herman A. E. Jaehne in 1918 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] Object file, original folder sheet. Also see object file, curatorial remarks, Louise A. Cort, February 27, 2007.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Herman A. E. Jaehne
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919


Clay: soft, gray.
Glaze: green and brown.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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