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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1238-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 2, shelf 5

Physical description

Vase of porcelain. Club-shaped. Painted in three shades of green, red, yellow, manganese-purple, blue enamel and black. Round the body, six panels reserved on a ground of peony scrolls. Two large rectangular panels each contain a qilin; between them are four smaller panels, containing alternately: i) a butterfly; ii) a bird on a branch and the signature zhu ju. On the shoulder trellis diaper with floral panels in reserve. Lotus scrolls round the neck.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1662-1722 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 45.4 cm, Diameter: 19.4 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilded, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers; Birds; Diaper-work; Peonies; Butterflies; Qilin

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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