<em>Vase</em>, 1662-1772. Porcelain, overglaze enamel, 18 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (46.4 x 19.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 32.1126. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 32.1126_SL1.jpg)


Medium: Porcelain, overglaze enamel

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Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (46.4 x 19.4 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)


Accession Number: 32.1126

Image: 32.1126_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Shallow plate-like mouth; slightly long neck; cut (or bent) shoulders; tubular and long belly; circular foot. Form is like a wooden cudgel. Also known as "wooden cudgel vase" (baluster or Rouleau). Wucai and famille rose decorations of phoenix, peony, magnolia, peach flower, etc... Homophone of phoenix and peony is "yu tang fu gui" (fine house of wealth). Homophones for paintings on neck are "zhi ri gao sheng" (official promotion is nearby) and "jie jie ping an" (peace season after season). Besides lower section of circular foot is unglazed, clear glaze covers the interior, exterior, and interior of foot's base. Display porcelain. Condition: Intact. 2 raised lines on belly which were later painted over.

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