Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Vases

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1644-1911 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, engraved red lacquer

  • Museum number:

    594-1875

  • 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)

Date

1644-1911 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, painted in underglaze cobalt blue, engraved red lacquer

Dimensions

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

Materials

Porcelain; Cobalt blue; Lacquer

Techniques

Painting; Underglazing; Engraving

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.