vase with dragon and cloud design

 
Nationality
Chinese
Creation date
Period
Xuande
Dynasty
Ming dynasty
Materials
porcelain with underglaze blue
Mark Descriptions
Xuande nian zhi
Dimensions
h. 13 1/2 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
Accession number
60.82
Collection
Not Currently On View

The shapes of vessels and their mouths changed over the centuries. An approximately 600-year span is represented here.

The designs range from none to overall, or confined to bands, frames or registers. 

Some designs are innovative and some copy earlier styles and some copy from other materials. Each is an artistic experiment.

[Fritz Low-Beer]; Eli Lilly (3/10/1951 invoice for $3,000.)
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