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image of Vase with Ringed Neck Chinese Qing Dynasty (artist)
Vase with Ringed Neck, Kangxi period, 1662/1722
porcelain with celadon glaze
overall: 19.3 x 8 cm (7 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.501
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From the Tour: Chinese Porcelains
Object 3 of 24

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The pale green glaze thins along the two ridges at the neck and a third at the top of the shoulder, revealing the white body of the vessel; darker areas where the glaze pooled adjoin these between the ridges and just below the lip on the exterior of the neck in a distinct band of color. Similar variations in hue also appear in the relief dragon design. Slight differences in the modeling of the appliquéd dragons suggest that the dragons were individually sculpted and not molded. The celadon glaze is applied to the interior of the neck as well as the exterior of the vase and is for the most part even, with a few burst bubbles and scattered dark spots. There is a small, ovoid, unglazed hole on the upper ridge on the neck, however, more likely a firing flaw than a chip. A colorless glaze covers the slightly concave base; the six characters of the mark are spaced rather closely near the center of the base.

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