Jar and Cover

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

15th century

Glazed porcelain with mold-impressed relief decoration (Longquan ware); wood lid with plastic replica medallion

9 x 11 15/16 inches (22.9 x 30.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 277, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of John W. Pepper, 1935

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Chinese porcelain pieces such as this one - characterized by a simple but refined shape and a pale green glaze - came to be known in the West as “celadon.”

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