Mar 12, 2020
Mar 12, 2020
Mar 12, 2020

Covered Jar (stand)

Covered Jar (stand)

1573–1620

Part of a set. See all set records

John L. Severance Fund 1957.62.c

Description

In the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in non-official positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship. This covered porcelain jar has blue underglaze and overglaze in red, green and blue enamels. It shows Ming dynasty advancements in porcelain decoration and the creative mind of the talented artisans who made it.

See also
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Wood

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