Blue and White Mythical Scroll Pot with Deer

 
$680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 13.0" D: 13.0" H: 11.0"
Materials
Porcelain
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Collection #
BJCC082B
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$25

Beautiful to behold yet liable to dart away at any moment, the deer is an apt symbol of wealth and prosperity. On this scroll pot, the artist used rapid and free-flowing brushwork to depict a spirited deer in a fanciful forest setting surrounded by peacock feathers. Looser in its approach than traditional blue-and-white porcelain, this whimsical bowl nonetheless evokes the past through characters drawn along the rim, resembling those found on Ming-dynasty vases.

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Blue & White Porcelain

Soon after its development in the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368 AD), blue-and-white underglaze porcelain became a favorite of the imperial court. Its broad appeal rapidly extended beyond China’s borders, becoming a lucrative export commodity highly sought after in Europe, the Middle East, and beyond.

Using cobalt imported from Western Asia, ceramic artists ground the mineral into a vibrant blue pigment that was then painted directly on a porcelain base, coated with clear glaze, and fired. This underglaze technique brought with it a shift in focus from the overall shape of a vessel to the skill and artistry traceable in its painted decoration.

Transcending time and taste, blue-and-white porcelain continues to be appreciated around the world for the intricate brushwork and brilliant blue color.

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