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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.185.16
Title
Lobed Flowerpot with Foliate Rim
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; "Hall of Mental Cultivation" (Yangxin dian) inscription incised on base at a later date
Technique
Jun
Dimensions
max.: H. 20.8 × W. 29.2 × D. 27.7 cm (8 3/16 × 11 1/2 × 10 7/8 in.)
base: W. 15 × D. 14.2 cm (5 7/8 × 5 9/16 in.)
weight: 3266.5 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: inscribed on base before firing: 一yi (one)
  • inscription: incised into glazed base at a later date: 養心殿 長春書屋用 Yangxin dian Changchun shuwu yong (Hall of Mental Cultivation, used in the Studio of Everlasting Spring)
  • collector's mark: affixed to interior, on vessel floor: sticker with handwritten number 1
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
1942.185.16
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Masterpieces of Far Eastern Ceramics, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo

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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