National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Bottle Vase Chinese Qing Dynasty (artist)
Bottle Vase, Qianlong period, 1736/1795
porcelain with turquoise glaze
overall: 23 x 13.7 cm (9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Harry G. Steele Collection, Gift of Grace C. Steele
1972.43.24
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From the Tour: Chinese Porcelains
Object 4 of 24

Conservation Notes

The relatively transparent and uniform turquoise glaze, which has a dense crackle pattern throughout, covers both the interior and exterior of the vase. The carefully trimmed foot-ring reveals a dense gray paste. The glaze has been cleaned off the foot and has an uneven edge along the interior of the foot-ring. A thin layer of glaze remains on the base, beneath which are the spiraling marks of a trimming tool.

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