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Vase in the Shape of a Gu Beaker

18th century

Porcelain with tea-dust glaze

10 5/8 × 7 in. (27 × 17.8 cm)
Gift of Mrs. C. Sanford Bull
1955.44.16
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Mrs. C. Sanford Bull (nee Helen Ives Smith), Middlebury, Conn.; gift in 1955 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 13, 43, no. 16.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 188, no. 378, ill.

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