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Vase with Design of Ladies Engaging in the Four Liberal Accomplishments: Painting, Literature, Music, and Checkers

1662-1722
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

The lip of the vase is decorated with four medallions containing the shou (longevity) characters.


The loose and sometimes hurried brushwork of the design suggests that this piece was most likely produced for export or for a less sophisticated domestic market.

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