Porcelain painted with colored enamels over a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 27 1/4 in. (69.2 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.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. , New York (until d. 1960; bequeathed to MMA)