Jardiniere

Blue-and-white.
Clay: fine white porcelain, thick.
Glaze: transparent, faintly bluish, streaky in some areas.
Decoration: in underglaze blue, a different flower spray on each side (lotus, peony, -?- and camellia); small sprays on base and foot.

Description by Jan Stuart (10 October 2003):
Deep, flared sides shaped as four bracket lobes rising to an everted rim, each lobe painted in underglaze blue with a different branching stem bearing two flowers, including peony, camellia, lotus and magnolia, raised on a pedestal base with four cloud-shaped feet joined by a shaped apron and painted with small detached flower sprigs.

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Probably Yongle reign, early 15th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt decoration under colorless glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 14 × 26 cm (5 1/2 × 10 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1965.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Pot

Keywords
camellia, China, flower, Jingdezhen ware, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), peony, porcelain
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Blue-and-white.
Clay: fine white porcelain, thick.
Glaze: transparent, faintly bluish, streaky in some areas.
Decoration: in underglaze blue, a different flower spray on each side (lotus, peony, -?- and camellia); small sprays on base and foot.

Description by Jan Stuart (10 October 2003):
Deep, flared sides shaped as four bracket lobes rising to an everted rim, each lobe painted in underglaze blue with a different branching stem bearing two flowers, including peony, camellia, lotus and magnolia, raised on a pedestal base with four cloud-shaped feet joined by a shaped apron and painted with small detached flower sprigs.

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