Jardiniere

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-55708

Description

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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

jardinières (containers)
porcelain
figure- and animal-derived motifs
butterflies
cloud bands
insect
Porcelain
Butterfly
Insect
Cloud
Dragon
God
Classical Figure
JARDINIERE

Associated Building

Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

21.75 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edmund Quincy

Accession Number

1972.45