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Chinese Ceramics: 13th–14th Century

On view December 20, 2014—January 3, 2016
Freer Gallery of Art

Ceramic production during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) reflects the strength of the international market demand for Chinese wares. Notably, celadon-glazed vessels from Longquan competed with porcelain objects from Jingdezhen, painted with innovative decoration in cobalt pigment. A selection of Chinese ceramics from the Freer collection shows highlights of Yuan ceramic styles and complements the exhibition Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy.

Right: Dish with design of mandarin fish; mid 14th century, Yuan dynasty, Porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze, F1971.3
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Dish with design of mandarin fish

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