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Object Number: C102A
Current Location: Harrison Auditorium
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Canton
Period: Yuan Dynasty (uncertain)
Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: Yuan Dynasty - 15th Century
Early Date: 1271
Late Date: 1499
Section:Asian
Materials:Clay
Glaze
Technique:Kuang-yao
Iconography:Lotus
Birds
Iris
Height: 64.77cm
Outside Diameter:96.52cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Duveen Brothers, 1915
Other Number1114 - Morgan Collection Number

Description

Large pottery plant jar. Wide apertured oviform shape with thick rounded upper rim. Large guanyao pottery of the Yuan Dynasty. The exterior body is coated in a dark clouded manganese purple glaze, while the rim shows a turquoise blue color with mottling. The embellishment, which is molded in slight relief, presenting lotus plants growing in a shallow water (as indicated by a green wave pattern at the base), is variously glazed in lapis and turquoise blue together with dashes of white. The design includes leafage and lotus seed pods, together with flying birds.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Special Exhibition: Classical and Oriental, Part A: Chinese Porcelains - Varied Groups of the Morgan Collection / (12 Dec 1913 - 01 Nov 1915)View Objects in Exhibition
Harrison Chinese Rotunda Inaugural Exhibition ( Feb 1916)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 164,No.330View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Bushell, Stephen W., et al. 1904. Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains. Volume I. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 1114View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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