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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1911.9
Title
One Vase from a Garniture Set: Tall Cylindrical Vase with Flaring Lip and Subtly Flaring Foot and with Decoration of a Scrolling Vine with Fruiting and Flowering Branches
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
18th-19th Century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/310900
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Qianlong-style molded porcelain: porcelain with molded decoration under very pale blue qingbai-type glaze
Dimensions
H. 61.0 x Diam. 19.0 cm (24 x 7 1/2 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. W. Wheeler Smith
Accession Year
1911
Object Number
1911.9
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Tall cylindrical vase from an ornamental set originally comprising two "beaker vases" (such as the present one) and three covered baluster jars, each piece ornately molded with a curling vine bearing flowers and fruit, the foot of each vessel with bands of stylized lotus-petals, the necks of the "beakers" with ru-yi sceptre motifs, and the necks of the jars with rising banana-leaf decor below a lei-wen border; the domed jar covers each with everted lip and decorated with scrolling leaf and crackled-ice patterns, and knobs in the forms of Chinese lions; the base of the covered jars bear four-character marks raised in relief.
Exhibition History

Ceramic Installation at Elms, Newport, Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, 08/01/1962 - 05/10/2013

Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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