Vase with Peony Scrolls


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204

Developed at the Longquan kilns in the late thirteenth century, this type of vase was produced there well into the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). The decoration of molded peonies is an innovation of these kilns, and is frequently found on works produced there in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The large size of this type of vase suggests that it was used in public spaces such as temples and reception halls.

Vase with Peony Scrolls, Porcelain with molded decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware), China

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