Trumpet-shaped or cylindrical vase or beaker with a plain, flared rim on a shallow foot ring, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze gilt. The rim interior features a cell-diaper border. The rim exterior has a trellis-diaper border with spearheads and double dots. On the front and back of the vase, within a tall, rectangular reserve framed by flowers, foliage, and scrolls, is a right-anchored landscape with two birds in flight at top center above a river flowing between two points of wooded land with buildings. A single-masted ship appears at left in the river between the two points of land. The sides of the vase each feature two small, rectangular reserves framed by flowers, foliage, and scrolls, one containing a left-anchored landscape with a pavilion (at top) and the other a right-anchored landscape with a pavilion (at bottom). The ground between the reserves is filled with flowering branches or vines. Two rows of fishroe-diaper encircle the base. All areas of the design were originally picked out in gilt; only traces remain. Traces of a gilded Chinese key border overlay the fishroe-diaper border at the base.





Porcelain (hard-paste), gilt


Overall (H x W x D): 10 in. x 5 5/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (25.4 cm x 14.29 cm x 14.29 cm)

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Purchased with funds donated by Dr. and Mrs. James S. Reibel, 2003

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