National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Baluster Vase Chinese Qing Dynasty (artist)
Baluster Vase, Kangxi period, 1662/1722
porcelain with famille verte enamels on the biscuit
overall: 43.2 x 20.3 cm (17 x 8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.606
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From the Tour: Chinese Porcelains
Object 14 of 24

Conservation Notes

The vase was thrown in two sections that were luted together at the shoulder. It appears that the raised band and striations on the neck were created by a sharp tool used to cut away the leather-hard clay as it was turned on the wheel. The roughly beveled foot-ring reveals a white paste. The bottom is covered by a thin matte glaze. Only the interior of the neck and several spots on the interior bottom are glazed. A small chip is visible on the exterior of the lip.

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