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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 8

Physical description

Vase of porcelain. Club-shaped. Painted with overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette and gilded, with panels in reserve on a green dotted ground broken by butterflies and flowers. Round the body, three rows each of four panels, containing lions, furniture of the scholar's table, landscapes, growing flowers and fishes. On the shoulder, diaper broken by panels of the Liberal Accomplishments. On the neck, butterflies and flowers with two reserved panels of peonies and chrysanthemums.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1662-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

A double circle, in underglaze blue


Weight: 10.30 kg, Height: 74.9 cm, Diameter: 24.8 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted with overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette and gilded, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

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

Gorer, E. and J. F. Blacker. Chinese porcelain and hard stones. London: B. Quaritch, 1911, Vol. I, Pl. 130.
Bushell, Chinese Art, fig 51

Production Note





Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Fish; Butterflies; Chrysanthemum; Landscapes; Furniture; Flowers; Peonies; Diaper-work


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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