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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

  • Museum number:

    3022-1853

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 14, shelf 4

This vase was one of the V&A's early purchases of Chinese art, entering the Museum in 1853. Not only is it beautifully potted but the decoration of floral design is done in the 'doucai' style. This involved drawing the outline first in blue and then painstakingly filling the space within the outline with coloured enamels. The Museum paid a modest sum for this piece, which indicates that high-quality Chinese porcelains were readily available at that time.

Physical description

Vase of porcelain, painted with phoenix birds and peonies.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 45.7 cm, Weight: 4.490 kg

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, 18th century

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Vases; Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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