vase

vase

1662-1722
Country
China
vase
Gift of May Wilfley in memory of her parents, A. R. Wilfley and Addie M. Wilfley
1974.65
. vase. 1662-1722. Gift of May Wilfley in memory of her parents, A. R. Wilfley and Addie M. Wilfley. 1974.65.
Dimensions
height: 18 1/8 in, 46.0375 cm; rim diameter: 8 7/8 in, 22.5425 cm
Inscription
Double ring on bottom
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Vase
1662–1722, Kangxi period, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
China
Porcelain
Gift of May Wilfley in memory of her parents, A. R. Wilfley and
Addie M. Wilfley
1974.65

During the Kangxi period, many Chinese artists were aware of perspective techniques introduced by European missionaries, and potters at the Jingdezhen kilns adopted this technique to paint complex landscapes on their porcelains. This brilliantly painted vase, one of the finest examples of its kind, was extensively painted with a literati landscape consisting of mountains, lakes, pavilions, and scholars fishing on boats or along the lakeshore. Its shape imitates ancient Chinese bronze zun vessels.