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Vase with Floral Medallions

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilding with engraved decoration (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 29 1/4in. (74.3 cm); Diam. 15 in. (38.1 cm) Diam. of rim: 10 in. (25.4 cm) Diam. of foot: 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
The floral scrolls in Qing-dynasty artworks, including the delicately incised designs that fill the crimson surface of this vase as well as the bolder white flowers above them, were most likely inspired by patterns found in textiles. The four floral roundels at the center also suggest the influence of textile designs.
Marking: Qianlong mark
Incised red enamel seal
Benjamin Altman , New York, (until d. 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
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