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清 景德鎮窯五彩人物故事圖鳳尾瓶
Vase with historical characters

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 27 1/4 in. (69.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1960
Accession Number:
61.200.36
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)
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