Vase with Phoenix and Peonies, Porcelain painted with cobalt blue and copper red under a clear glaze (Jiangxi Province; Jingdezhen ware), China

Vase with Phoenix and Peonies

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue and copper red under a clear glaze (Jiangxi Province; Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm); Diam. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1879
Accession Number:
79.2.453
Not on view
The combination of a phoenix and bright red peonies on this vase creates a visual metaphor for prosperity and righteousness.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. American, New York (until 1879)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection," September 6, 2011–January 2, 2012.