Tianqiu-type vase

Chinese Collection

Accession Nr.: 51.314.1
Type: vase; pottery
Date of production:
Late 18th century - early 19th century
Qing dynasty
Place of production:
Acquisition: collected by Vince Wartha
Materials: porcelain
Techniques: glazed
Dimensions: height: 33.5 cm
diameter (mouth): 3.2 cm
diameter (base): 10.2 cm
This is a bottle vase with a low base rim, a globular body and a tall, straight, cylindrical neck. During the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), objects of this shape were referred to as tianqiuping („vases resembling the round sky”).