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Square Double-Gourd Vase with Floral Scrolls

Square Double-Gourd Vase with Floral Scrolls

1522–66

Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and overglaze enamel

Overall: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.172

Description

In the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in non-official positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship.

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