Jar and Cover

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Medium:
Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration

Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (37.5 x 24.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 226, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1955-50-260a,b

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

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Label:
A peacock on a rock displays his feathers for the peahen perched on a prunus branch on the other side of this jar. In this idealized garden setting, plants of all seasons bloom at once: prunus, peony, iris, and bamboo. A swallow flies overhead (on the lid) to cap the design.


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