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Vase with flowers, birds, and poems

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi mark and period (1662–1722)
Date:
dated 1709
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain with powder blue glaze and gilding (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm); Diam. of rim: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); Diam. of foot: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1879
Accession Number:
79.2.153
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219
The precise date for the vase is found in the poems and seals that are part of the decoration. One of the poems discusses peonies, particularly those on the mythical mountain Penglai, while the other alludes to the strength and brightness of chrysanthemums. The seal, which appears twice, is that of the “residence of wood and stone” (mu shi ju), the name of an independent kiln or studio at Jingdezhen.
Marking: Kangxi mark
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. , New York (until 1879)
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