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Bottle with Lotuses

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain with raised slip and enamels (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1960
Accession Number:
61.200.52
Not on view
Produced in both north and south China, porcelains such as this, in which a white clay paste (or slip) is used to create the outlines of motifs such as flowers and then filled in with brightly colored enamels, are often catalogued as Fahua wares. The term fahua, which translates to “designs with borders,” was coined in the early twentieth century and is used to define works made in both north and south China that share this distinctive technique.
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