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Vase With Dragon And Cloud Design


The shapes of vessels and their mouths changed over the centuries. An approximately 600-year span is represented here.

The designs range from none to overall, or confined to bands, frames or registers. 

Some designs are innovative and some copy earlier styles and some copy from other materials. Each is an artistic experiment.

[Fritz Low-Beer]; Eli Lilly (3/10/1951 invoice for $3,000.)

Object Information

nationality
Chinese
dynasty
Ming dynasty
period
Xuande
creation date
1426-1435
materials
porcelain with underglaze blue
dimensions
h. 13 1/2 in.
mark descriptions
Xuande nian zhi
accession number
60.82
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
colors