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Vase (one of a pair)


Artwork Details

Vase (one of a pair)
19th century
Cloisonné (metalwork with enamel décor)
6 1/2 in. x 6 7/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. ( 16.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 17.5 cm )
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection


Subject Matter:

Cloisonne jar used for offerings of food, flowers, or incense made in China for the export market.

Physical Description:

Cloisonne (metalwork with enamel decor) jar. This jar uses brightly colored red, blue, green, yellow, and pinkish-purple enamelsto decorate its registers with intricate floral and vegetal patterns. Mounted on a sturdy circular base, the body of the vase flares outward to its widest point, then curves inward more steeply toward the neck, from which a bowl-like mouth curves upwards.

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