Collection Area: Chinese Art

26 objects

Palace Ladies by a Lotus Pond

Signature at lower left; total of 27 seals (17 on painting), four inscriptions (poems) on painting, five colophons, no labels. Unused frontispiece with cloud motif. Ivory pin. Depicting a scene of women, children and servants (total of fifteen figures) engaged in various activities, including playing weiqi and playing musical instruments, both inside and outside a …


Baluster vase, from a five-piece garniture (F1980.190-.194)

Blue-and-white. Covered baluster vase, one of three in a five-piece garniture (F1980.190-.194). Clay: white porcelain Glaze: clear, feldspathic Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue with a court lady being entertained by a dancer and musicians, floral sprays on neck, domed cover has ladies, flowers and rocks, bud-shaped finial knob.