National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Vase Chinese Qing Dynasty (artist)
Vase, early/mid 18th century
porcelain with apple-green glaze
overall: 18.5 x 10.2 cm (7 5/16 x 4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.538
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From the Tour: Chinese Porcelains
Object 8 of 24

Conservation Notes

The body is covered with a grayish white glaze, over which there is green enamel. A large pinhole appears in the green enamel at the base of the neck. There is some slight iridescence in this enamel, which is an especially brilliant emerald hue. The color is relatively uniform, lightening only a little near the mouth rim. A few small, dark spots are scattered over the surface. The crackle is very fine and even. Although the underglaze ends in a neat line above the foot, the green enamel consistently spills over onto the brown, slightly rough foot in an uneven fashion. The base shows the underlying grayish white glaze without the green enamel; the unglazed wedge-shaped foot rim is covered with a brown wash.

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