Vase in Shape of Archaic Bronze Vessel with Flowers and Birds

Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze and gilded (jingdezhen ware) | 45.7cm | Late 17th-early 18th century

Unknown Artist

The shape of this vase ultimately derives from archaic vessels used to serve and store wines. The decoration of flowers and birds is ubiquitous in Chinese art; however, the palette used to decorate the piece evolved in the seventeenth century as a re...
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