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  • Commercial Stamp · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    them in homes to secure closets and chests The loops on the back allowed the stamps to be worn as rings making them always available The Greek inscription on this example translate as Health The piece was used to seal large casks of wine Provenance Daniel M Friedenberg Greenwich Connecticut and New York ca 1990 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1995 by gift Inscriptions Inscribed in Greek Hygieia Translation Health

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/26650/commercial-stamp/ (2016-02-18)
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  • "Famille Verte" Dish · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Famille Verte Dish Description Provenance Inscription Credit Description This is an example of famille verte porcelain Provenance William T Henry Walters Collection Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Inscriptions Mark leaf Credit Acquired by William T or Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/26717/famille-verte-dish/ (2016-02-18)
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  • "Fortification Agate" Snuff Bottle · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Art Gallery Baltimore 2000 2001 Provenance William T Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by inheritance Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by William T Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Chinese Artist Period 19th century Medium agate Stone Accession Number

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/8290/fortification-agate-snuff-bottle-2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • "Garlic-Head" Vase · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Period Descending 1 575 3 Previous Next Explore Object Creative Commons License Garlic Head Vase Provenance Credit Provenance William T Henry Walters Collection Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by William T or Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/2974/garlic-head-vase/ (2016-02-18)
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  • "Lotus-Petal" Vase · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Creative Commons License Lotus Petal Vase Description Provenance Inscription Credit Description The chrysanthemum juban or lotus heban vase shape receives its name from the petals impressed around the base Its tall body with high shoulders slopes down to a narrow foot and rises to form a slender straight neck and widely flared mouth This flower vase is covered uniformly with a rich peach bloom glaze a pink blush dappled with apple red This spotting was achieved by blowing a copper oxide glaze on to the vase and covering that with a clear glaze when fired the inconsistent spray of copper would create various shades of red or oxidize green The effects of this copper glaze resemble the skin of a peach the French peau de pêche or apple the reds and greens often referred to as apple red pingguo hong or apple green pingguo jung Provenance William T or Henry Walters Collection Baltimore by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Reign Mark In blue underglaze da qing kang xi nian zhi Credit Acquired by William T or Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/24379/lotus-petal-vase/ (2016-02-18)
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  • "Tenmoku" Bowl · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Provenance Credit Conservation Date Description Narrative 7 21 1971 Treatment cleaned 11 04 1974 Treatment cleaned Exhibitions Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1980 1981 Artful Dining The Exhibition The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1994 Provenance William T Henry Walters Collection Baltimore Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by William T or Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/20110/tenmoku-bowl/ (2016-02-18)
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  • "Three-String" Vase · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    base of the neck These rings emerge from the mottled pink and red peach bloom glaze which covers the surface Sprays of green appear on the mouth and where the neck meets the shoulder This spotting was achieved by blowing a copper oxide glaze on to the vase and covering that with a clear glaze when fired the inconsistent spray of copper would create various shades of red or oxidize green The finest of peach bloom wares date to the latter half of the Kangxi reign 1662 1722 produced at the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen The glaze s delicate modulation of color suited its application on sets of petite porcelains for the scholar s writing table including small flower vases brush washers and boxes for seal paste This vase is the sister to another infamous three string vase in the collection WALTERS 49 155 both purchased from the Morgan Auction sale in New York 1886 Provenance Mrs Mary Morgan New York Mrs Mary J Morgan Sale American Art Association March 8 1886 lot 342 purchased by William T Walters Baltimore 1886 inherited by Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Reign Mark In blue underglaze

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/14771/three-string-vase/ (2016-02-18)
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  • "Three-String" Vase ("The Peach Bloom Vase") · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of the body of the vessel the mouth spreads slightly Beneath the glassy surface one can detect subtle modulations from dull pink to red to grayish green the whole offering a seemingly infinite variety of nuances In Chinese the color is sometimes called kidney bean red and the shape is that of a three string vase after the rings on the neck The vase was made as one of a set of eight different vessels all intended for the scholar s table There were flower vases of different shapes together with vessels used for washing brushes and holding red seal paste The glaze is now thought to be the result of sandwiching a layer of copper pigment between two layers of clear glaze the end product of a period of experimentation with copper red glazes that began in the late 17th century The shape of the vase is an intellectualized and refined version of Song Dynasty wares Evidently there was court patronage this vase may once have been owned by the first Prince Yi 1686 1730 thirteenth son of the Kangxi emperor and ancestor of its 19th century owner Exhibitions Imperial Chinese Treasures from the Walters Collection 0 Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1980 1981 The Taste of Maryland Art Collecting in Maryland 1800 1934 The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1984 From Rye to Raphael The Walters Story The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2014 2016 Provenance Cai Yuan Tsai Yuan Prince Yi I d 1861 Peking Mrs Mary Morgan New York Mrs Mary J Morgan Sale American Art Association March 8 1886 lot 341 purchased by William T Walters Baltimore 1886 inherited by Henry Walters Baltimore 1894 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Inscriptions Reign Mark In blue underglaze da qing kang xi nian zhi

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/4668/three-string-vase-the-peach-bloom-vase/ (2016-02-18)
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