Sep 4, 2012
Sep 4, 2012

Pair of Hexagonal Flower Pots

Pair of Hexagonal Flower Pots


Part of a set. See all set records

Porcelaneous stoneware, numbered Jun ware

Overall: 12.5 x 15 cm (4 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.); Part 2: 13.4 x 14 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Bequest of John L. Severance 1942.661


This deep hexagonal flowerpot, one of a pair in the collection, is numbered "8" and bears additional inscriptions to indicate specifically the location of its usage within the palace: "for use in the Study of Illumination (Mingchuang yong)" within the "Hall of Cultivating the Mind (Yangxin Dian)" of the Forbidden City. The inscriptions seem to suggest the Qing imperial provenance of this pair.

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