Porcelain painted with colored enamels over a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm); Diam. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Diam. of rim 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); Diam. of foot 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Bequest of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1960
Not on view
The figures on this vase were inspired by illustrations of historical characters in woodblock-printed plays and novels. Those publications became popular in the seventeenth century and influenced porcelain design and other decorative arts.