Dish

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Previous custodian or owner
Bluett and Sons, Ltd. (1884 - 1992)
Dominic Jellinek
Provenance
To about 1990
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, to 1990 [1]
From about 1990 to 2004
Dominic Jellinek, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England, from about 2004 [2]
From 2004
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dominic Jellinek in 2004
Notes:
[1] The donor, Mr. Dominic Jellenik, wrote to Jan Stuart in late April, 2003, to offer this dish for the Peacock Room. Mr. Jellinek related that the dish had been "abandoned" in the basement of the Bluett's shop at 48 Davies Street at the time that the firm went out of business, around 1990. As one of the last employees of the firm, Mr. Jellinek had helped to dismantle the shop and also had acquired the firm's records. He estimated that the dish must have been in the shop since the 1940s or 1950s, but there was no record. Bluett's operated in the Davies Street shop from the time the building was built, in 1923, moving there from its previous premises on Oxford Street (according to Curatorial Note 2, Louise Cort, April 16, 2004, in the object record).
[2] See note 1.
Credit Line
Gift of Dominic P. Jellinek
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Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room in Blue and White
early 18th century
Period
Qing dynasty
Accession Number
F2004.38
Topic
flower
Jingdezhen ware
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722)
plum blossom
China
porcelain
Chinese Art
blue and white glaze
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 4.1 x 26.9 cm (1 5/8 x 10 9/16 in)
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Ceramic
Vessel