Pair of Chinese Blue-and-White Double Gourd Vases

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Working within the time-honored, blue-and-white porcelain tradition, late 20th century artisans painted this pair of double-gourd vases with scenes from a wondrous scholar’s garden. Using the porcelain vessel’s hourglass shape to great advantage, the artist devoted the bottom half to images of literati playing the strategy game of Go, one of the four arts a scholar must master, while nearby attendants hold burning incense. The upper half is lavishly illustrated with cranes and an intricate trailing vine motif.

Details
Place of Origin
China
Date of Manufacture
1975
Period
Late 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Glazed   Porcelain
Paint
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
24 in. H
61 cm H
Diameter
14
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU82008191083
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Located in Chicago, IL

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