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Asian Art

Jar with Phoenixes and Flowers

19th century

Porcelain painted with polychrome enamels over a clear glaze (Jingdezhen ware)

54 1/2 × 22 in. (138.43 × 55.88 cm)
wooden stand: 18 × 17 in. (45.72 × 43.18 cm)
Gift of Winston F. C. Guest, B.A. 1927
1975.113a-c
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Made by order of the Emperor of China as a gift for the Caliph of Egypt on the occasion of the opening of the Suez canal in the mid-19th century; Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, (1906–1982) New York; gift in 1975 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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