Vase with landscape and poem

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1662-1722
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with yingcai enamels over colorless glaze; undated wooden stand
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 27.2 x 15 x 15 cm (10 11/16 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Exterior decoration (on neck) consists of a house among trees and boulders with mountains in the distance, above a plain band at join of neck and shoulder; on shoulder, four large full-face flowers and four buds, all within a leaf scroll; at shoulder, a three-line band above ruyi lappets; on body, landscape scene showing pavilion among trees on promontory, three scholars standing on a bridge, a boatman poling a narrow boat with towering cliff on opposite shore and the sun behind a band of clouds; verse of two seven-character lines by Yunqiao, with seal; lotus panels at base.
  • Inscriptions

    Inscribed on vase:
    Willows dark-green, flowers bright,
    springtime's now just at its peak.
    As mist disperses on the deep lake,
    I can make out the twigs of trees.
    [signed] Yunqiao
    [signed] Yunqiao
  • Provenance

    To 1997
    C.P. Lin, Hong Kong, to 1997
    From 1997
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by C.P. Lin in 1997
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain (January 31 to November 28, 1993)
    The Arts of China (November 18, 1990 to September 7, 2014)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    C.P. Lin
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of C. P. Lin
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