Vase with King Wen Visiting the Scholar Jiang Taigong

Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (jingdezhen ware) | 36.2in | Mid-17th century

Unknown Artist

The narratives painted on the four sides of the vase were most likely based on similar scenes in woodblock illustrations. The solitary angler at the upper left identifies the scene as a historical narrative, set in the twelfth or eleventh century B.C...
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