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China Anonymous, Chinese
Blue and White Vase, n. d.
Stoneware
10 1/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (26.04 cm x 24.77 cm x 24.77 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: cast
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.76


Marks
There are calligraphic characters brushed on a swatch of porcelain slip with cobalt on the bottom of the vase. "C-8" is written on the bottom in ink over correction fluid.

Medium
Slip cast stoneware with glaze, clear crackle glaze, and porcelain slip.

Object Description
Broad shouldered formal vase form. The shoulder and base are banded with enscribed patterning (leaf/rock on the shoulder, and wave/ripple on the base). Both are glazed matte black. A porcelain slip gives the cobalt blue painting a white halo. The painting depicts a lakeside monestary with hills in the distance, and monks engaged in various activities. There is a clear glaze over the belly, rim and interior that crackles on the clay body.

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