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Moon Flask with Decoration of the Eight Buddhist Treasures (Babao) within Stylized Lotus Petals

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A Chinese blue-and-white porcelain moon flask of the Qianlong period (1736-95) in Ming style; of circular form with tall neck and double scroll handles, the front and back with a central boss bearing a stylized floral motif, surrounded by eight stylized lotus-petal cartouches bearing the eight Buddhist emblems, all within a key-fret border; the sides with a band of scrolling lotuses; seal mark in underglaze blue; carved wood stand.
Department of Asian Art Mrs. W. Wheeler Smith New York (by 1911) gift; to Fogg Art Museum 1911. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum Gift of Mrs. W. Wheeler Smith
Title: Moon Flask with Decoration of the Eight Buddhist Treasures (Babao) within Stylized Lotus Petals
Description:
A Chinese blue-and-white porcelain moon flask of the Qianlong period (1736-95) in Ming style; of circular form with tall neck and double scroll handles, the front and back with a central boss bearing a stylized floral motif, surrounded by eight stylized lotus-petal cartouches bearing the eight Buddhist emblems, all within a key-fret border; the sides with a band of scrolling lotuses; seal mark in underglaze blue; carved wood stand.

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