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Vase with Lions and Tasseled Balls
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Vase with Lions and Tasseled Balls


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Description This vase's cylindrical body and flared neck depict nine lions playing with brocaded balls with waving tassels, a reoccurring subject of Chinese Buddhism. The sky is spotted with scrolling flames as the lions are supported on the banks of scrolled clouds. The slopped shoulders that separate the lions into two groups are painted with clouds, traversed by five flying bats which symbolize happiness. An inverted foot is decorated with white plum blossoms on a blue ground. Soft tone blues are applied in the outline and wash technique creating clearly defined brush strokes on the lions and a dappled texture to the clouds. The porcelain is of a white soft paste.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
1st half 19th century
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue under steatite crackled glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.1527
Measurements
H: 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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