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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.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. , New York, until d. 1961; bequeathed to MMA ; J. Pierpont Morgan , New York (until 1908; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cultivated Landscapes: Reflections of Nature in Chinese Painting with Selections from the Collection of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill," September 10, 2002–February 9, 2003.

New York. Asia Society. "A Passion for Asia: The Rockefeller Family Collects," February 23, 2006–September 3, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China's Age of Brilliance," January 23, 2009–September 13, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change," August 21, 2010–January 9, 2011.

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