Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration (Famille jaune)

21 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches (53.7 x 21.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 226, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955

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Famille jaune is the name given by European collectors to Chinese wares with a yellow ground and painted motifs in green and aubergine, as seen on this vase. Each of its four sides represents one of the four seasons: peony for spring, lotus for summer, chrysanthemum for autumn, and prunus for winter.

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