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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Hexagonal Gourd-Shaped Cinnabar Lacquer Vase, c. 1780-1820
Wood
26 1/2 in. x 13 in. x 13 in. (67.31 cm x 33.02 cm x 33.02 cm)


Object Type: Sculpture
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Adler Routh
Accession Number: 73.2.17


Dimensions
The vase measures 23" in height by 13" in diameter. The base measures 3 1/4" in height and 9" across the flat sides (10 1/4" from point to point).

Marks
No marks on the vase; sticker reading "S-17" on the bottom of the stand.

Medium
Cinnabar lacquered carved wood.

Object Description
Chinese hexagonal gourd-shaped cinnabar lacquer vase with a large bottom bulb and smaller top bulb, accompanied by a hexagonal stand. The vase is decorated with panels of figures in landscape as well as bats and a geometric pattern, executed in excellent relief carving work.

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