Bowl with incised decoration and false Zhengde (1506-1521) mark

Monochrome — turquoise blue. Bowl, copy of Ming, Cheng-te period.
Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: brilliant turquoise blue, high gloss; edge of foot-rim unglazed.
Decoration: incised under glaze, floral scroll outside, phoenixes inside. Six-character Zhengde mark incised under glaze on base.

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Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Medium
Porcelain with lead-silicate glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W: 5.6 x 11.7 cm (2 3/16 x 4 5/8 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
F1935.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, copy, flower, Jingdezhen ware, phoenix, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

From at least 1934 to 1935
C. T. Loo & Company, New York from at least December 1, 1934 [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on February 2, 1935 [2]

Notes:

[1] See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo, New York and [left by him] at the Gallery for examination on December 1, 1934," copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated February 2, 1935, copy in object file. The object was purchased from Loo as "Chinese pottery bowl. Ming dynasty."

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Description

Monochrome -- turquoise blue. Bowl, copy of Ming, Cheng-te period.
Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: brilliant turquoise blue, high gloss; edge of foot-rim unglazed.
Decoration: incised under glaze, floral scroll outside, phoenixes inside. Six-character Zhengde mark incised under glaze on base.

Marking(s)

Six-character Zhengde mark incised under glaze on base.

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