Ewer in the shape of a peach


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219

This type of pot was most likely used to serve wine. Its peach-like shape is an allusion to longevity and immortality, presumably virtues that seem more attainable when drinking wine for a birthday celebration.

Ewer in the shape of a peach, Porcelain with colored glazes (Jingdezhen ware), China

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