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"Old Japan" Imari Vase


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two large panels, of indented oval outline, contain identical pictures of landscapes, executed in conventional Chinese style, with lake scenes and waterfalls, temples and pagodas; two minor panels, which they partly hide, are filled with drooping wisteria flowers; and the two indented panels below display the same outdoor scene, with a traveler in Chinese dress attended by two boys, one holding a gilded umbrella over his head, the other pointing to a waterfall.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
mid 17th century
Medium
porcelain, cobalt blue, enamels, gilt
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.1892
Measurements
H: 24 15/16 in. (63.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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