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Flowerpot

Period:
Yuan (1271–1368)–Ming (1368–1644) dynasty
Date:
14th–15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with splashed glaze (Jun ware)
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm); Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, 1926
Accession Number:
26.292.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Although no longer used at the court, Jun ware continued to be produced in the fourteenth and early fifteenth century. Most of the vessels made at this time were intended to hold flowers or bulbs, and many have numbers incised into their bases, possibly indications of size. The number six is inscribed into the base of this container.
Marking: Wu (5) incised in base
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters , New York (until 1926)
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