Asian Art

Flask

early 15th century

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

10 x 7 1/2 in. (25.4 x 19.05 cm)
Wayland Wells Williams, B. A. 1910, Collection, Gift of Mrs. Frances Wayland Williams
1949.289
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Mathias Komor, New York, 1943

Bibliography: 

Cornelius Osgood, Blue-and-White Chinese Porcelain: A Study of Form (New York: The Ronald Press Co., 1956), pl. 48.

E. T. Chow and F. S. Drake, “Yung-lo and Hsuan-te: A Study on Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain,” Journal of Oriental Studies 4, nos. 1–2 (1957–58): 111–14, ill.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 27, no. 39, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 76–77, 83, fig. 64.

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