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Large Pear-Shaped Vase Imitating Guan Ware
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Large Pear-Shaped Vase Imitating Guan Ware


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Description The pear-shape vase with flared mouth and swelling belly sits on a spreading foot. Two low bands join the neck and body. The interplay of convex and concave contours creates a dynamic silhouette. The blue gray glaze covering the vase is characteristic of vessels of the Qing dynasty imitating Guan ware of the Song dynasty. However, in contrast to the even distribution of fine crackle found on Guan ware of high quality this glaze includes scarce and inconsistent crackling at the base of the body and at the rim.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1728-1735
Medium
porcelain with iron oxide glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.1354
Measurements
H: 9 7/16 × Diam: 7 5/8 in. (23.9 × 19.37 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
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