Blue-and-white Pear-shaped vase with Figures

UnknownYuan Dynasty

Hunan Provincial Museum

Hunan Provincial Museum
Changsha, China

This vase has a bell-shaped mouth, a long slender neck, a round swelling body and a ringed foot, with under-glaze blue and white designs. The interior of the mouth is painted with ornamental scepter patterns, its ringed foot with curving grass patterns and its belly with several figures. The military general in the middle wears high phoenix-tail helmet and thick armor. One of the warriors in the front is holding a kneeling captive while the other warrior seems to be making a report. Dotted among these historical characters are rockeries, fences, plantain, bamboo leaves, flowers and grass.


  • Title: Blue-and-white Pear-shaped vase with Figures
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Yuan Dynasty
  • Location Created: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China

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