An image of Vase of baluster shape

Unknown

(China  – )

Vase of baluster shape

Location
Not on display
Further information

The subject, style and execution of the decoration is typical of the second decade of the 20th century. The form is also indicative of a change in potting technique, the two joins of the three component parts being at the shoulder and just above the base. The 'orange skin' type surface of the glassy glaze has numerous pits and distribution of the decoration has only partly been successful in hiding these. The mark refers to a palace in Beijing rebuilt by General Yuan Shikai for his own use when elected first President of the Republic.

Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, AGNSW, 1980, pg.40.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Republic 1912–1949
Year
circa 1912-circa 1916
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with overglaze coloured enamels and gilding
Dimensions
9.5 cm diam. of mouth; 30.5 x 14.2 cm
Credit
Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
Accession number
140.2003