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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen, China (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 9, shelf 8

Physical description

Vase of porcelain. Four-sided, slightly tapering to a pyramidal base; flat, sloping shoulders and flaring mouth with over-hanging straight-sided rim. Painted in overglaze enamels of the famille verte palette and gilded, with sages and attendants, flowers and birds in eight reserved compartments, moulded in relief in the form of leaves, an incense-burner, a quatrefoil, circles and an octagon; brocaded ground. On the shoulder, in lobed panels moulded in relief, books, scroll-paintings, a lyre and a chess board, symbolising the Four Accomplishments. On the neck, Daoist figures. On the base, lobed panels in relief painted with the flowers of the Four Seasons; ground of swastika diaper.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen, China (made)


1662-1722 (made)


Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded


Height: 53.7 cm, Diameter: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

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

Production Note





Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Figures; Birds; Diaper-work; Books; Lyre; Swastikas; Paintings; Seasons; Chess


Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection code


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