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Vase (China), early 18th century

This is a Vase. It is dated early 18th century and we acquired it in 1966. Its medium is porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Originating in China during the first or second century, the use of celadon glaze refers to a family of ceramics with transparent glazes often marked by pronounced cracking. In Western countries, this surface effect is more commonly known as a “crackle” glaze. This bud vase’s dark crazing throughout an otherwise glossy white glaze is characteristic of celadon. – A formula only known in Asia at the time it was made, the celadon would have made this vase valuable Chinese export porcelain.

This object was donated by Miss Ruth Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.

  • Chinois Ly Vase, 1868
  • enameled porcelain with ormolu mounts.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1988-83-1

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8 x 6.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Vase (China), early 18th century; porcelain; H x diam.: 8 x 6.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.); Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman; 1966-3-2

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