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清康熙 景德鎮窯青花西廂記故事圖長頸瓶
Vase with scenes from Romance of the West Chamber

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted in cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1879
Accession Number:
79.2.412
Not on view
Written by Wang Shifu (ca. 1260–1336), the Romance of the West Chamber is arguably China’s most popular love story. Set in the Tang dynasty (618–907) it tells the story of star-crossed lovers. Zhang Sheng is a young, impoverished scholar and Cui Yingying is the daughter of a high-ranking official.
Marking: Apocryphal Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark (1465–87)
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. , New York (until 1879)
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