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At A Glance

  • Period

    1916 or later
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with enamels over clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 22.5 x 10.7 x 10.7 cm (8 7/8 x 4 3/16 x 4 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Vase (a) with wooden stand (b), in a hinged box with inscription. Very thinly potted. With spurious square four-character Qianlong mark on base in blue enamel.
    Clay: porcelain of finest quality.
    Glaze: porcelain glaze, overall effect slightly grayish.
    Decoration: Qianlong style overglaze enamels. Elaborate borders at lip and base; finely executed painting of birds, flowers, rock and stunted tree. Bead ornaments are pendant from lip border. Poem in black with red seals.
  • Inscriptions

    1. Spurious square 4-character Qianlong (Ch'ien-lung) mark on base in blue enamel.
    2. (J.H. Knapp, 1986) The incription on the box reads: Hongxian fang Qianlong yu shi liao you ping (Hung-hsien fang chi'en-lung yu chich liao yu p'ing). Hongxian imitation of Qianlong made material glazed vase.
    Small characters designate the Huang family collection.
    3. (J.H. Knapp, 1987) The poem, written in black, is translated by Lily Kecskes as follows:
    Emerald and red sky, at its wish,
    dances in the wind;
    Gathering together, singing in harmony,
    is joy in the thatched hut.
    The red seals are: shih-ning and pi-lu
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Bray in memory of Richard P. Bray, Jr.
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