This 18th-century Chinese porcelain jar has an exterior glaze in a color called sang de boeuf (literally, “oxblood”). Impossible to duplicate with minerals then available in Europe, the hue was sought after by European collectors and ceramicists. In China, red has long held cultural significance and is associated with happiness and good fortune.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Anonymous Donor.
Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 34.4 x 21 cm (13 9/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
It has the following markings
Paper label of the Yamanaka Co. Painted number 20-350
Cite this object as
Jar (China); molded, glazed hard-paste porcelain; H x diam.: 34.4 x 21 cm (13 9/16 x 8 1/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-48-118-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.