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Object Number: C103A
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
Iris
Pond
Birds
Height: 64.77cm
Outside Diameter:96.52cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Duveen Brothers, 1915
Other Number1521 - Morgan Collection Number

Description

Large pottery plant jar. Wide aperatured oviform shape with thick rounded upper rim. Massive guanyao pottery of the Yuan Dynasty. The exterior with malachite green ground is embellished with lotus and iris plants, bearling large blossoms and leafage. Details of the design are slightly raised and picked out in purple, turquoise blue, tinged with white, yellow and mauve tones. A wave pattern surrounds the base to represent a pond, picked out in kindred colors. Flying birds and butterflies are introduced above the lotus flowers under the purple rim.


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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 167,No.332View Objects cited in this Publication

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