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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.185.56.2
Title
Lobed Quatrefoil Basin with Four Cloud Scroll Feet
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
probably 15th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Henan province
Period
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Numbered Jun ware: light gray stoneware with variegated magenta and blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 1 (yi) inscribed on base before firing; "Palace of Double Glory (Chonghua gong) inscription incised on base at a later date
Technique
Jun
Dimensions
max.: H. 7.9 × W. 23 × D. 18.2 cm (3 1/8 × 9 1/16 × 7 3/16 in.)
base: W. 17.7 × D. 13.5 cm (6 15/16 × 5 5/16 in.)
with flower pot: H. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)
weight: 1028.9 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: incised on base before firing: 一 yi (one)
  • inscription: incised on glazed base at a later date: 重華宫 漱芳齋用 Chonghua gong Shufang zhai yong (Palace of Double Glory, used in the Studio of Fresh Fragrance)
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
1942.185.56.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

George J. Lee, "Numbered Chün Ware", Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Oriental Ceramics Society (London, 1945-1946), Vol. 21, pp. 53-63, n.p., plate 17 (bottom)

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 41, p. 42

Exhibition History

Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/20/2017 - 08/13/2017

Subjects and Contexts

Jun Ware

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