Historical period(s)
Modern period, 20th century
Eggshell porcelain with overglaze polychrome decoration
H x W: 31 x 14 cm (12 3/16 x 5 1/2 in)
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Walter Bell
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Modern period (1912 - present), porcelain

From 1983 to 1993
Walter Bell, Potomac, Maryland, purchased in Shanghai, China. [1]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Walter Bell, Potomac, Maryland. [2]


[1] According to Louise Cort’s remark from March 10, 1993, Walter Bell purchased the vase in Shanghai around 1983 in a government antique warehouse. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Walter Bell

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