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

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

21.75 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edmund Quincy

Accession Number

1972.45