Gourd-Shaped Bottle with Deer and Crane in Landscape


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204

Emblems of longevity, the deer and the crane are combined here with the Three Friends of Winter, the plum, bamboo, and pine, symbolic of endurance and longevity and harbingers of spring.

Gourd-Shaped Bottle with Deer and Crane in Landscape, Porcelain painted in cobalt blue under clear glaze (Jingdezhen ware), China

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