Porcelain painted with colored enamels over a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm); Diam. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Diam. of rim 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); Diam. of foot 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Bequest of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1960
Not on view
The figures on this vase were inspired by illustrations of historical characters in woodblock-printed plays and novels. Those publications became popular in the seventeenth century and influenced porcelain design and other decorative arts.
On view during Rotation 1 of exhibition from June 25, 2016 through January 13, 2017.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. , New York (until d. 1960; bequeathed to MMA)
Greenvale. C.W. Post Art Gallery. "Arts of China," February 4, 1977–March 27, 1977.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection," September 6, 2011–January 2, 2012.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th centuries," June 25, 2016–October 9, 2017.
Artist: Date: early 16th century Accession Number: 18.56.8a, b Date: early 16th centuryMedium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Accession: 18.56.8a, bOn view in:Gallery 204