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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1760-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nephrite jade, carved

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H.L. Florence

  • Museum number:

    C.1138-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This large vase is decorated with cranes in high relief. Jade vases of larger sizes made their appearance only in the 18th century. This was when the supply of the fairly large blocks of nephrite jade needed to make them became readily available.

Physical description

Gu-shaped vase with eight cranes in high relief

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1760-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Nephrite jade, carved

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gu-shaped vase with cranes in high relief

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 49

Materials

Nephrite

Techniques

Carving

Categories

Vases

Collection

East Asia Collection

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