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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Dehua (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with applied decoration in relief

  • Credit Line:

    H.L. Florence Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1295-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 25, shelf 3

Sprig decoration found favour in China during the
17th century. It was used to embellish the white
porcelains of Dehua and redwares of Yixing,
both of which were exported and much imitated
in Europe.

Physical description

Porcelain vase, beaker-shaped with flared mouth, in imitation of a bronze vessel. Applied with relief decoration of characters and foliage on a raised band, between figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals above, and sprays of plum blossom below.

Place of Origin

Dehua (made)

Date

1750-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with applied decoration in relief

Dimensions

Height: 26.4 cm, Diameter: 14.6 cm

Descriptive line

Dehua ware. Beaker-shaped vase, porcelain with applied decoration in relief, China, Qing dynasty, 1750-1800

Labels and date

Vase with eight Daoist immortals
and flowering prunus
China, Dehua, 1700–1800, porcelain,
with applied reliefs
Museum no. C.1295-1917. Henry L. Florence Bequest [2009]

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Applied; Relief

Subjects depicted

Daoist Immortals; Characters; Leaves; Prunus blossoms

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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