Foliate Flowerpot And Basin
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.185.5
Title
Foliate Flowerpot and Basin
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
probably 15th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 2, Room 2600, East Asian Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Numbered Jun ware: light gray stoneware with variegated purple and blue glaze; with the Chinese numeral 3 (san) impressed into the base before firing
Technique
Jun
Dimensions
H. 17.9 x Diam. 26.2 cm (7 1/16 x 10 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: The underside impressed with the Chinese numeral "3".
Provenance
Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane, Belmont, MA (by 1942), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1942.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.185.5
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 58-59

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 55

Exhibition History

Later Chinese and Japanese Figure Painting in Decorative Arts, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/22/1992 - 06/07/1992

Rocks, Mountains, Landscapes and Gardens: The Essence of East Asian Painting ('04), Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/2004 - 08/01/2004

A Compelling Legacy: Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/24/2004 - 03/20/2005

Forging the New: East Asian Painting in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2005 - 10/16/2005

Downtime, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/28/2007 - 04/20/2008

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 6), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/24/2011 - 11/12/2011

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted