15 September 2016
A FAMILLE ROSE LIME-GREEN SGRAFFITO-GROUND BALUSTER VASE
The vase is decorated with peony, chrysanthemum, prunus, and lotus and has a pair of butterfly-form handles affixed on either side of the shoulder, all reserved on a sgraffito ground of lime-green color, while the interior is turquoise and the base is covered in a crackle-suffused turquoise glaze. The base is inscribed in underglaze blue with a Qianlong mark.
8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.
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