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White clay body w/ green celadon glaze. Vase or modified rounded club-shaped form w/ a swelling bulbous body w/ circular foot, tapered neck and wide circular mouth w/ dished inverted rim. Applied gilt to dog handles at neck. Polychrome overglaze decoration in rose palette. 3 roses at inside rim. Exterior w/ overall butterfly and insect motif w/ a scene in blue and gilt at front of clouds w/ dragon and dieties at top and w/ sampoon? and laborers at bottom (represents heaven and hell? or earth).
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.),
21.75 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Edmund Quincy