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Vase in lotus bud form (neck cut down)

Label Text

Freer purchased this vase, which was produced in China during the Ming dynasty, from the New York branch of Yamanaka and Company. It is molded in the shape of a lotus flower, and the glaze is milky gray and crackled with areas of pale blue. It was no doubt the varied colors of the surface that appealed to Freer, who organized his ceramics in the Peacock Room according to the color harmonies that he appreciated in the paintings of Whistler and the American tonalists.

Object Name

Vase

Ware

Shiwan (Shekwan) ware

Dated

16th-mid 17th century

Period

Ming dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with opaque white glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 17.9 x 23.3 cm

Locale

Shiwan kilns

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

112

Wall

South

Title

Vase in lotus bud form (neck cut down)

Object Number

F1900.3a-c

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1900.3a-c.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase in lotus bud form (neck cut down)," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1900.3a-c, Item #3240, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3240 (accessed November 20, 2017).