Mounted Vase with Abstract Crackle Decor

Chinese porcelain, French mounts
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
Porcelain: probably 1736–95, mounts: about 1750–55


Dimensions

Overall: 19.3 x 21.1 x 12.6 cm (7 5/8 x 8 5/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2270

Medium or Technique

Porcelain, Jingdezhen ge-type ware; crackled light grayish-blue glaze; gilt-bronze mounts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pair of small crackled celadon vases, mounted in Louis XV rococo ormolu rims, scroll flower decorated handles.

Provenance

Possibly Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle, England [see note 1]. By 1948, with Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, NY; October 1, 1948, sold by Rosenberg & Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

NOTES:
[1] see J. Munger, "The Forsythe Wickes Collection," 1992, no. 266, p. 294.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection