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Vase with Animals and Mythical Creatures

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.95
Not on view
Porcelains painted with enamels in which the color green predominates are often classified as famille verte, based on the writings of the nineteenth-century French collector and connoisseur Albert Jacquemart (1808–1875). It should be noted that French terms such as famille verte are used only in Western and not in Chinese scholarship and have, therefore, not been used here.
Marking: Kangxi mark
Benjamin Altman , New York, (until d. 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
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