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A Chinese famille noire style porcelain vase. The square club-shaped vase displays a flared lip, a tall cylindrical neck, and a tapered square body. The body of the vase is decorated with scholarly and court life scenes in shades of peach and green. The black glaze background was applied after the initial firing, in some areas bleeding into the original painted decorations. The underside of the vase displays an incised mark, “Bestowed during the reign of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty” (大清康熙年製, Da Qing Kangxi nian zhi), however, the vase was likely produced during the Republic period (1912-1949). The area surrounding the incised mark has been intentionally aged with a pale brown wash. The underside is also marked with the previous museum inventory number, “1938.0222”.
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
- black ground glaze has been applied after the original firing and has bled into the original painting in some areas. A chip and crack are present to the lip. The underside has been intentionally aged with a pale brown wash.
4.5" W x 15.0" H x 4.5" D