East Asian Art
Vase with Lid (one of a pair)Made in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration (Famille Noire)
1955-50-199a,bThe Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955
LabelOn this dramatic black vase a pheasant perched on a rock seems to call to its mate while a single butterfly flutters above blooming peonies, magnolias, and plum blossoms. The floral patterns continue harmoniously on the curved surfaces of the neck and lid, demonstrating the masterful skill of the Chinese porcelain painter.
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