Large 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 (Famille noire)

Dimensions:
Height: 22 1/2 inches (57.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1955-50-72a,b

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

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Label:
The mirror-black background seen on this jar gives this type of ware its European name, famille noire, and dramatically sets off the colorful floral motifs.