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Vase with Garden Scene

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
“Soft paste” porcelain painted with cobalt blue under a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm); Diam. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Lewis G. Morris, 1968
Accession Number:
68.25.6
Not on view
In the eighteenth century, the kilns at Jingdezhen began to use a new material to produce porcelains. Called huashi, or “slippery stone,” in Chinese, this expensive material is termed “soft paste” in Western writing. Its appearance in China may reflect an awareness of European experimentation with different materials to produce porcelain-like clay bodies.
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