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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1644-1911 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, engraved red lacquer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of vases, made of porcelain, with ear handles, the outside covered with engraved red lacquer depicting a central scene of birds perched on a tree, except on one side the painted underglaze blue decoration is exposed. One vase shows a pheasant on a tree painted in underglaze blue, the other shows blossoming plants.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1644-1911 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, engraved red lacquer


Height: 12.5 in

Object history note

Purchased as a pair in 1875 as Chinese or Japanese.

Descriptive line

Pair of vases, blue-and-white porcelain covered with engraved red lacquer, China, Qing dynasty


Porcelain; Cobalt blue; Lacquer


Painting; Underglazing; Engraving




East Asia Collection

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