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Pear-Shaped Vase
26.256
Hillwood Mansion, Second Floor Hall

CERAMICS, OTHER
Vessel (Container)
Maker unknown
CHINA: Jingdezhen
19th c.
Porcelain with langyao glaze
H. 17 1/2 in.
4 x 5 Color Transparency, 9-10/2005

This bulbous pear-shaped vase rises from a short straight foot to broad flaring shoulders and a tall cyclindrical neck with flaring rim. The interior is covered with a white crackle glaze while the exterior is glazed with langyao (sang-de-boeuf or oxblood). The foot ring is covered with a white crackle glaze which has been ground down and polished, indicating a later date.

Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973

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