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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1640-1670 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in coloured enamels

  • Museum number:

    C.112-1939

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vase with slender and almost cylindrical body, slightly contracted neck, and spreading lip. Porcelain with ivory-white glaze enamelled in thin brownish-red with washes of leaf-green and turquoise-green. On the body is a landscape with figures on horses and mules and on foot; below this are bands of crackled ice and stiff leaf patterns and a lotus scroll in a hatched ground. On the shoulder are egrets and lotuses in a hatched ground; and on the neck are lotus flowers and borders of hexagon and stiff leaf patterns. On the sides are two handles in the form of lion masks enamelled green and from them a streak of green enamel runs down the sides of the vase. The base is unglazed.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1640-1670 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in coloured enamels

Dimensions

Height: 63 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in enamel colours; China (Fujian province), Ming dynasty, 17th century

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Horses (animals); Mules; Birds; Foliation (pattern); Lotus flowers; Landscapes; Figures

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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