East Asian Art
Jar and CoverMade in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
1955-50-260a,bThe Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955
LabelA peacock on a rock displays his feathers for the peahen perched on a prunus branch on the other side of this jar. In this idealized garden setting, plants of all seasons bloom at once: prunus, peony, iris, and bamboo. A swallow flies overhead (on the lid) to cap the design.
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