Large baluster vase with lid

This large baluster vase with lid features unusual decorations that comprise honeycomb-shaped panels. The panels include motifs of grapes, flowers, flowerpots, churches and Chinese-looking pavilions. This was probably combined with gu 觚 shaped beakers to form a garniture – a set of five or seven pieces, which decorated the mantelpieces and walls of rooms (specially lined with shelves).

Indigenous Name
大型撇口青花长颈瓶
Date/Period
c. 1690
Region
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Dimension
Object size: 002: H6 x Dia 8.3 cm, Object size: 001: H28 x Dia 13 cm, Object size: H:28.0 x W:13.0
Accession No.
1999-01048
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Hallstrom Holdings Pte Ltd
Category
Ceramics