The shape of this vase ultimately derives from archaic vessels used to serve and store wines. The decoration of flowers and birds is ubiquitous in Chinese art; however, the palette used to decorate the piece evolved in the seventeenth century as a refinement of earlier traditions.
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
Artist:Date: mid-16th century Accession Number: 17.127.2 Date:mid-16th centuryMedium:Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Accession:17.127.2On view in:Gallery 204