Gourd jar with cover

Ch'ing dynasty, Kang-hsi period (A.D. 1662 1723)
Height: 12.7 cm Diameter: 15.9 cm

This object is a squat and round gourd jar covered with cloud and Indian-lotus patterns; the under-side has a four-character Kang-hsi reign-mark. The shape and decoration were obtained by growing the gourd in a carved mold.

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