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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.185.57
Title
Inverted Bell-Shaped Flowerpot with Flaring Lip
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 blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 4 (si) inscribed on base before firing; “Palace of Double Glory” (Chunghua gong) inscription incised on base at a later date
Technique
Jun
Dimensions
max.: H. 20 × Diam. 25.3 cm (7 7/8 × 9 15/16 in.)
base: Diam. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
weight: 2098.2 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: incised into glazed base at a later date: 重華宮 靜憩軒用 Chonghua gong jingqi xuan yong (Palace of Double Glory, used in the Pavilion of Serene Repose)
  • inscription: inscribed on base before firing: 四 si (four)
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
1942.185.57
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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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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