Developed at the Longquan kilns in the late thirteenth century, this type of vase was produced there well into the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). The decoration of molded peonies is an innovation of these kilns, and is frequently found on works produced there in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The large size of this type of vase suggests that it was used in public spaces such as temples and reception halls.
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters , New York, (until 1926; 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. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Four Seasons," January 28, 2006–August 13, 2006.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change," August 21, 2010–January 9, 2011.