Vase, Cloisonné enamel, China

Vase

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Cloisonné enamel
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Classification:
Cloisonné
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward G. Kennedy, 1929
Accession Number:
29.110.57
Not on view
The delicate shades of pink found in the lush peonies on the surface of this vase help date the piece to the eighteenth century. The color pink was introduced from Europe to China around 1720 and quickly become part of the decoration of cloisonné enamels, as well as porcelains painted with overglaze enamel pigments such as the famous famille rose wares.
Edward Guthrie Kennedy , New York, 1929; donated to MMA
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The "Hundred Antiques"," February 18, 2006–October 31, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," December 14, 2010–May 1, 2011.