Vase with romantic scenes


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 200

The figures on this vase were inspired by illustrations of historical characters in woodblock-printed plays and novels. Such publications became popular in the seventeenth century and influenced porcelain design and other decorative arts.

Vase with romantic scenes, Porcelain covered with powdered blue glaze, painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze, and painted with gold (Jingdezhen ware), China

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