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Chinese stoneware vase

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An image of Vase. One of two square stoneware vases, with a sloping cylindrical neck and cylindrical foot ring. With applied white reliefs and opaque powder blue glaze on the interior and parts of the exterior. Decorated on the sides with four of the Eight Immortals standing on waves, enclosed by a rectangular bamboo border, and on the neck with four symbols, all in white. The immortals are Zhong-li Quan (holding a fan), Han Xiang-zi (playing flute), He Xian-gu (with lotus flower) and Cao Guo-jui (castanets to the left). Mark: Six character seal script mark of Qianlong. Stoneware, powder blue glaze, with applied relief, height 28.5 cm, width 12.5 cm, 1793-1794. Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Chinese.

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Vase. One of two square stoneware vases, with a sloping cylindrical neck and cylindrical foot ring. With applied white reliefs and opaque powder blue glaze on the interior and parts of the exterior. Decorated on the sides with four of the Eight Immortals standing on waves, enclosed by a rectangular bamboo border, and on the neck with four symbols, all in white. The immortals are Zhong-li Quan (holding a fan), Han Xiang-zi (playing flute), He Xian-gu (with lotus flower) and Cao Guo-jui (castanets to the left). Mark: Six character seal script mark of Qianlong. Stoneware, powder blue glaze, with applied relief, height 28.5 cm, width 12.5 cm, 1793-1794. Qianlong Period (1736-1795). Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: C.1A-1993
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 449.35kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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18th Century applied bamboo blue blue and white Chinese costume figures Fitz_AA glazed immorality immortal lotus lotus flower Qianlong Dynasty rectangular relief square stoneware vase

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