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Vase

Label Text

This jar, glazed greenish gray color with areas of violet-gray and a crackled surface, was believed to be Persian when Freer purchased it in 1902 from Dikran Kelekian. It is now known to be East Asian in origin, although it remains uncertain if it is Chinese or Japanese. In the Peacock Room in Detroit, Freer displayed it alongside other similarly toned ceramics from China, Japan, and Syria.

Object Name

Vase

Dated

18th-19th century

Period

Qing dynasty, Edo period, or Meiji era

Medium

Stoneware with opaque celadon glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 29.1 x 23.1 cm

Country

China or Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

57

Wall

North

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1902.8

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1902.8.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1902.8, Item #3146, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3146 (accessed November 24, 2017).