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.
Artist:Date: late 17th century Accession Number: 14.40.424 Date:late 17th centuryMedium:Porcelain painted under the glaze with cobalt blue (Jiangxi Province; Jingdezhen ware)
Accession:14.40.424On view in:Gallery 216