27 5/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (70.17 cm x 23.5 cm x 23.5 cm)
Currently on view
Many monochrome porcelains were produced because of access to various mineral pigments when China expanded its geographic territory after the fifteenth century. Qing kilns continued the traditional styles of the Song and Ming eras, and also experimented with new monochrome colors, like dark purple and sky-blue. This vase, in eggplant purple, either emulated Ming ceramics or a European style, which was characteristic of Qing porcelains. The simple shape contrasts with the prominent statement made by the color. Several other vases (1966.192 & 2002.170) on the deck also display striking monochrome colors.
Last Updated: 5/13/2021
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Art of East Asia: China
The San Diego Museum of Art
, 1/24/2013 - 00/00/00
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