Mounted Double Fish Vase

Chinese porcelain; French mounts
Porcelain: 1720–40, Mounts: about 1750–55


Dimensions

Overall: 47.5 x 31 x 16.5 cm (18 11/16 x 12 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.2261

Medium or Technique

Jingdezhen monochrome turquoise ware; porcelain with turquoise enamel-glaze over molded decoration Gilt-bronze mounts

On View

Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 246)

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

One of a pair with 65.2260. Mounted in ciseled rococo bronze dore, in the manner of Duplessis. Fish-scale and fins slightly embossed, handles forming bunches of bullrushes and leafage.

Provenance

By 1946, with Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, NY; April 8, 1946, sold by Rosenberg & Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection