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Vase with floral and wave design

Photo: Paul Macapia

Vase with floral and wave design

15th century

Slightly lobed to echo the eight-faceted Chinese vase form, this Vietnamese vase displays a strikingly similar layout of decoration. The leaves on the neck and lotus panels in the lower body were adapted from Chinese motifs, but their free, almost abstract, approach adds an interesting sense of liveliness and rusticity.
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Height: 9 15/16 in. (25.2cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
57.75
Photo: Paul Macapia
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Luminous: The Art of Asia", October 13, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Tokyo, Japan, Suntory Museum of Art, "Luminous Jewels: Masterpieces of Asian Art From the Seattle Art Museum", July 25 - September 6, 2009; Tour Schedule: Kobe City Museum, September 19 - December 6, 2009; Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, December 23, 2009 - February 28, 2010; MOA Museum of Art, March 13 - May 9, 2010; Fukuoka Art Museum, May 23 - July 19, 2010

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000 - May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesKawai, Masatomo, Yasuhiro Nishioka, Yukiko Sirahara, editors, "Luminous Jewels: Masterpieces of Asian Art From the Seattle Art Museum", 2009, The Yomiuri Shimbun, catalogue number 94

Emerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 91