Zhangzhou ware dish with design of phoenix and peony

Dish with design of phoenix and peony.
Clay: porcelain:
Glaze: gray-toned clear glaze. Heavy deposits of grit adhere to the glaze on the footrim.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze.

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt decoration under clear, colorless glaze
Style
Zhangzhou ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.4 × 28.5 cm (2 1/8 × 11 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province, Zhangzhou kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Joan Lebold and Jerome A. Cohen
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
F1991.47
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
bird, China, flower, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), peony, phoenix, porcelain, Zhangzhou ware
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1991
Mr. Jerome A. and Mrs. Joan Lebold Cohen, New York, NY, acquired in Indonesia in the 1960s [1]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mr. Jerome A. and Mrs. Joan Lebold Cohen in 1991

Notes:

[1] According to verbal communication that was documented by Louise Cort on February 10, 1992.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Cohen and Joan Lebold

Description

Dish with design of phoenix and peony.
Clay: porcelain:
Glaze: gray-toned clear glaze. Heavy deposits of grit adhere to the glaze on the footrim.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze.

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