Sunday, June 25th 2017 @ 7:03pm EDT
A Chinese late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Shende Tang porcelain vase. The vase has a flared lip, tall neck, and traditional urn shaped body. The body of the vase depicts finely painted cranes, swallows, phoenixes and Mandarin ducks among a colorful array of blooming peonies and a persimmon tree. The delicately rendered flower-and-bird scene stands against a famille noire style black ground that has been added after initial firing. The inside of the vase and the underside are glazed in a pale turquoise and the underside is marked “Made in the Hall of Prudent Virtue” (慎德堂制, Shen de tang zhi). The vase is presented on a non-original carved wood base. 1938.0221
Collected in the late 19th and early 20th century and donated to a Private Midwestern Institution in 1938
Sold to enhance and preserve the Institution’s mission-relevant Collections
- the black ground has been added after initial firing; damage with visible repair work and restoration to rim.
8.0" W x 19.0" H x 8.0" D