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Fishbowl Vase

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Object Number:C102A
Current Location: Collections Storage
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: 64.77 cm
Outside Diameter:96.52 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Duveen Brothers, 1915
Other Number:1114 - Morgan Collection Number
Getz 330 - Other 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:

Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.164-167, No.330View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Clarke, Thomas B., and Laffan, William M., and Bushell, Stephen W. 1911. Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains.. New York. J. Pierpont Morgan. Vol. Volume Two. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 1115AView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Clarke, Thomas B., and Laffan, William M., and Bushell, Stephen W. 1904. Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains.. New York. J. Pierpont Morgan. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 1114View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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