15 September 2016
A FAHUA VASE, MEIPING
MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
The robustly potted, broad-shouldered, tapering body is decorated in relief with beaded chains suspending monster masks above figures in a mountainous landscape, and below a large ruyi collar on the shoulder. The relief decoration is highlighted in turquoise, green and cream glaze against a mottled dark aubergine ground.
10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
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