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Vase consists of an oboid body topped by a neck ring and a long tubular neck. The design on the body is made up of two scenes: five Chinese people on one side and a bird, butterfly and peonies on the other. Each scene is framed by a border of small C-scrolls. The design of the tubular neck...

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Probably descended in the Derby and West families of Salem, MA; to Richard Edwards; 1972, gift of Richard Edwards to the MFA. (Accession date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Edwards

Chinese, 1800–1899

Object Place

China for American Market


19.37 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm (7 5/8 x 4 x 4 in.)

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Ceramics, Porcelain