Hexagonal vase with diaper pattern - ROM2005_3833_1


Hexagonal vase with diaper pattern

Medium:Cast bronze
Geography: China
Date: 1115 - 1368 AD
Period: Jin - Yuan Dynasty
16.3 x 8 x 8 cm
Object number: 992.46.1
Credit Line: In memory of Dr. Cecil Hoffamn
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionLuxury objects decorated the palaces and houses of the emperors, officials, scholars and wealthy merchants of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Many were produced in specialized workshops located in the Imperial Palace complex in Beijing and managed by a department of the Imperial Household. Several Qing dynasty emperors took a personal interest in the running of the workshops, requiring designs to be submitted for their approval and personally inspecting finished products before they were accepted into the Imperial collection or presented as gifts. Not all top quality items came from the capital. Throughout the empire other centres were renowned for particular crafts. Suzhou, for example, was famous for silk production and jade carving
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