Incense burner

Object is a deep, straight sided, blue and white glazed stoneware cup, set on a small raised foot. The glaze does not cover most of the interior of the cup, or the underside of the foot, revealing in both areas a tan and reddish brown ware. The “white” areas of glazing are actually more light blue than white. Wheel thrown, the interior bottom has deep ridged depressions that look like they were formed by someone’s fingers when the cup was made.

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7.3 x 8 cm (2 7/8 x 3 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in memory of Rolf Jacoby
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-4247
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Incense burner

Keywords
China, incense, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain
Provenance

To 1991
Maureen R. Jacoby (d. 2002), Chestertown, Maryland. [1]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Maureen R. Jacoby, Chestertown, Maryland. [2]

Notes:

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

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby 1927– 2002

Description

Object is a deep, straight sided, blue and white glazed stoneware cup, set on a small raised foot. The glaze does not cover most of the interior of the cup, or the underside of the foot, revealing in both areas a tan and reddish brown ware. The "white" areas of glazing are actually more light blue than white. Wheel thrown, the interior bottom has deep ridged depressions that look like they were formed by someone's fingers when the cup was made.

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