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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1630-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Dorothy Bushell

  • Museum number:

    FE.117-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 8

Physical description

Vase of porcelain, cylindrical, the shoulder tapering to a short, narrow waisted neck with small mouth, the lip ground down. Painted in blue round the sides with a scene of lovers in a garden: the girl dances with frond and lotus stem close to her lover, among rocks under bamboo and banana, with a table bearing a lute and a vase nearby. Round the neck are growing peonies and butterflies.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1630-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze blue; China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, ca. 1630-1650

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Bamboo; Lutes; Butterflies; Vases; Figures; Peonies; Banana (plant); Tables

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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