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Pair of vases

Object Number: 
X.89ab
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 7 x 7 in. ( 45.7 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Identical square paneled vases with beveled edges; angular baluster shape with flaring rim; each panel is decorated with a single figure beneath a long inscription in black characters; the border decoration is composed of red fruits, flowers, and green leaves; all decoration is done in enamel underglaze; inside of neck covered in robin's-egg blue glaze.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group