Jar with Flowers, Rocks and Pheasants


Diameter: 35.5 cm (14 in.); Diameter of mouth: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.); Overall: 42.3 cm (16 5/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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In the Qing dynasty, art reached a high standard of technical perfection despite a tendency for extravagance and exaggerated ornament. This jar with susancai (plain three-color) decoration uses shades of light green, purple, and yellow, but no red. The vase features a pair of pheasants looking at each other among flowering plants, such as peonies and magnolia. The porcelain painter used fine dark outlines in a more graphic style to delineate motifs, to texture rocks, and depict minute details such as holes in weathered leaves of plants.
Jar with Flowers, Rocks and Pheasants

Jar with Flowers, Rocks and Pheasants


China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Kangxi mark and reign (1662-1722)

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