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Rouleau Vase

Asian Art

On View: Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
MEDIUM Porcelain with cobalt underglaze decoration
  • Place Made: Jiangxi, China
  • DATES 1662-1722
    DYNASTY Qing Dynasty
    PERIOD Kangxi Period
    DIMENSIONS 18 1/4 x 7 in. (46.4 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 32.1043
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Rouleau Vase, 1662-1722. Porcelain with cobalt underglaze decoration, 18 1/4 x 7 in. (46.4 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 32.1043. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 32.1043_acetate_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plate-like mouth which flares slightly; thick neck; ovoid tubular belly that slightly contracts downward; outward flaring base of foot; raised circular foot (two layered). Cobalt-blue underglaze decoration: fret-pattern (hui wen) on mouth and neck, spiral pattern, ruyi pattern. Body has pine, sparrow, and deer motifs on belly, symbolizing long life. Base has double circles in cobalt-blue underglaze. Besides the unglazed base of circular foot, clear glaze covers entire vessel. Display ware. Condition: Intact. Base has several lines on base. Old Accession Card: Large club-shaped vase with a very broad slightly spreading foot, a tall almost cylindrical body contracted a little at the bottom and with rounded shoulders, and neck of medium height and width ringed with a low ridge around the center and with a cup-shaped mouth. Occasionally pitted white glazed porcelain decorated on the body with a design of deer and cranes, symbols of longevity, in a rocky pine-clad landscape, painted in broad graded washes of a clear underglaze blue. On the neck are ju i [ruyi] heads, scroll, fret, and circle and dot borders and on the mouth rim another fret border, penciled in underglaze blue. The inside and the base are glazed white and on the base is an empty double ring in underglaze blue. The foot has been cut back a little on the outside.
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