Jar with cover

A blue and white two-handled vase and cover of bulbous form with wide, straight neck and low-domed cover; the short splayed foot decorated with band of herringbone beneath stylized scrolls; the body with two opposite barbed quatrefoil panels; each panel enclosing two overlapping trapezoid shape fans with herringbone borders and interior scenes; the fans surrounded by various Buddhist symbols; the exterior of the quatrefoil panels each with lotus plant emerging from the foot; the low domed cover with short splayed lip and decorated with a large central quatrefoil panel with each quarter enclosing a different Buddhist emblem; the blue bud-form finial forming the center of the quatrefoil flower; the sinuous S-form handles each with lower molded scroll painted with meandering vine to the molded blue mask on the upper curve of the handle; the sharply cut footrim unglazed; the base glazed white.

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Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 17th-early 18th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (assembled): 27.2 × 18.6 × 14.6 cm (10 11/16 × 7 5/16 × 5 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of Asian Arts
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
F1993.10a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Buddhism, China, cobalt pigment, Jingdezhen ware, lotus, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1993
The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, NY, to 1993

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from The Chinese Porcelain Company in 1993

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

The Chinese Porcelain Company Established 1984

Description

A blue and white two-handled vase and cover of bulbous form with wide, straight neck and low-domed cover; the short splayed foot decorated with band of herringbone beneath stylized scrolls; the body with two opposite barbed quatrefoil panels; each panel enclosing two overlapping trapezoid shape fans with herringbone borders and interior scenes; the fans surrounded by various Buddhist symbols; the exterior of the quatrefoil panels each with lotus plant emerging from the foot; the low domed cover with short splayed lip and decorated with a large central quatrefoil panel with each quarter enclosing a different Buddhist emblem; the blue bud-form finial forming the center of the quatrefoil flower; the sinuous S-form handles each with lower molded scroll painted with meandering vine to the molded blue mask on the upper curve of the handle; the sharply cut footrim unglazed; the base glazed white.

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