Chinese, by unknown maker, ca. 1840

Porcelain, painted and gilded, 23 x 10 in.

Given by Dorothy B. Hammond, in memory of Roland B. Hammond, North Andover.

The baluster-shaped vase has applied gilded "ears" and framed panels illustrating scenes from courtly life in garden and architectural settings. Surrounding these panels are flowers, birds, insects and other elements from nature depicted in famille rose, decorative patterns named for the predominantly pink and rose enamel colors found in Canton decorated porcelain that were favored in European markets.

historical object of Vase