Bud vase

Chinese
1800–1899


Object Place: China for American Market

Dimensions

19.37 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm (7 5/8 x 4 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1972.543

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

Vase consists of an oboid body topped by a neck ring and a long tubular neck. The design on the body is made up of two scenes: five Chinese people on one side and a bird, butterfly and peonies on the other. Each scene is framed by a border of small C-scrolls. The design of the tubular neck includes two upright rectangles one framing a chinese man and the other framing a bunch of peonies. Predominate colors are pink and green.

Provenance

Probably descended in the Derby and West families of Salem, MA; to Richard Edwards; 1972, gift of Richard Edwards to the MFA. (Accession date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Edwards