Fragment of a large ceramic vessel of unknown form

Shape: Irregularly shaped fragment from the lower section of a ceramic vessel of unknown form.
Clay: Fine light-beige clay having few inclusions and a moderate number of air pockets.
Glaze: Rich, copper-pigmented, finely crackled turquoise glaze showing substantial flaking. Glaze has pooled above a raised horizontal band and at the bottom of the shard.
Decoration: An underglaze iron-black design is painted onto a white slip which covers the beige-colored body.
Marks: None.

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Medium
Glazed stoneware Wheel-thrown
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.6 x 7.9 x 6.4 cm (1 7/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
China?
Credit Line
Gift of John A. Pope
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-437
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vessel (fragment)

Keywords
China, stoneware
Provenance

To 1957
Abu Ridho, Jakarta, Indonesia. [1]

1957
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, gift of Abu Ridho, Jakarta, Indonesia. [2]

From 1957
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [3]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remarks 2 and 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1. See also object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906-1982
Abu Ridho born 1927

Description

Shape: Irregularly shaped fragment from the lower section of a ceramic vessel of unknown form.
Clay: Fine light-beige clay having few inclusions and a moderate number of air pockets.
Glaze: Rich, copper-pigmented, finely crackled turquoise glaze showing substantial flaking. Glaze has pooled above a raised horizontal band and at the bottom of the shard.
Decoration: An underglaze iron-black design is painted onto a white slip which covers the beige-colored body.
Marks: None.

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