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Garniture

Place Made:
Jingdezhen and Guangzhou China
Date Made:
1750-1760
Medium:
porcelain
Dimensions:
HOA: 12 5/8
Accession Number:
1101.29
Description:
Sets of vases, or garniture de cheminee, consisting of three tall vases with covers and two beakers of equal height, were popular throughout Europe in the late 17th and 18th centuries, although the idea of using vases as architectural decoration originated in China and Japan. There are three typical vase shapes: the double gourd, the baluster, and the polygonal flared vase, the latter two types seen here.

DESCRIPTION: Chinese export porcelain garniture consisting of three dome-lidded vases and two flaired top vases, with blue borders around panels of Chinese figures in lavender, blue, grey, orange-brown, orange-red, and green.

Credit Line:
Purchase Fund