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Jar (Ping) with Dragon and Clouds, Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, , Purchased with funds provided by Jack G. Kuhrts (53.74). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced today that works from the museum's Chinese art collection will be on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum in a special exhibition. Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on view January 24–July 22, 2017, will present 50 ceramic masterpieces with examples from the Neolithic period to the 19th century that exhibit a variety of styles and techniques, including works made of low-fired earthenware and high-fired stoneware and porcelain. This exhibition is part of a new LACMA initiative that launched in summer 2016 called On-Site: Neighborhood Partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation, On-Site is an example of LACMA’s commitment to making its collection and programs accessible to the communities of Los Angeles County, in the hopes of broadening participation in cultural experiences. By building on existing partnerships, establishing new relationships, and seeking community input, LACMA aims to create educational and shared experiences that resonate with community members. 

"This collaboration with the Vincent Price Art Museum and East Los Angeles College is the first time LACMA has presented an exhibition dedicated to Chinese ceramics from its permanent collection in another part of Los Angeles,” said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director. “This is an important component of our On-Site program—sharing the transformational power of art with the local community.” 

Tea Bowl (Chawan) with Hare's Fur Pattern, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Tea Bowl (Chawan) with Hare's Fur Pattern, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279, Jian ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with mottled black glaze and banded metal rim. Height: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diameter: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Collection (M.51.2.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum, said, "We are thrilled to partner with LACMA to showcase these important works of Chinese ceramics at the Vincent Price Art Museum. We are embedded within an important and thriving Asian American cultural center in Los Angeles County, and we believe this exhibition will have deep resonance for our local community and for the diverse student populations that we serve at East Los Angeles College. This is an exciting opportunity to share these masterworks through the exhibition and its related educational programs.” 

"This is the first opportunity in over a decade to view a superb selection of LACMA’s Chinese ceramics ranging in date from the Neolithic period (c. 2500 BC) to the late Qing dynasty (1644–1911),” said exhibition curator Stephen Little, Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art and Department Head, Chinese & Korean Art at LACMA. “The ceramics on show include some of the first examples of Chinese art to enter LACMA’s collection in the 1920s and ’30s, presenting a chance to view some of the most important styles and techniques in Chinese ceramic history, a wide range of symbols commonly found in Chinese art, and a fine selection of ceramics designed to be exported to countries outside of China.”  

Jar (Ping) with Dragon and Clouds, Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368

Jar (Ping) with Dragon and Clouds, Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368. Cizhou ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with cream slip, brown painted decoration, and clear glaze. Height: 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm); Diameter: 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by Jack G. Kuhrts (53.74). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

This exhibition, comprising works from LACMA’s permanent collection, presents an introduction to Chinese ceramics, with examples from c. 2500 BC (Neolithic period) to the 19th century, and is curated by Stephen Little, Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art and Department Head, Chinese & Korean Art. 

Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is divided into three sections: The first provides a survey of the technical development of Chinese ceramics, including the three basic types of clay—earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain—and decorative techniques, such as glazing. The second section focuses on some of the symbols and narratives embedded in the decoration of Chinese ceramics, including designs key to understanding Chinese cosmology, religion, history, and society. The exportation of Chinese ceramics to other parts of Asia began as early as the seventh and eighth centuries, and to Europe in the 16th century. The third section presents ceramics exported to Japan, Southeast Asia, the Near East, Europe, and the Americas between the 14th and 19th centuries.

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Brush Stand, China, late Qing Dynasty, circa 1800-1911. Shiwan ware, Guangdong, stoneware with thick opalescent grayish blue glaze, 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (19.05 x 14.61 x 5.4 cm).  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Fund (30.2.55). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Storage Jar (Hu) with Linked Spirals, China, Gansu Province, Majiayao, Neolithic period, Banshan phase, about 2600-2300 B

Storage Jar (Hu) with Linked Spirals, China, Gansu Province, Majiayao, Neolithic period, Banshan phase, about 2600-2300 B.C. Coil-built earthenware with painted decoration. Diameter: 15 3/8 in. (39.05 cm) Height: 14 5/8 in. (37.15 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Rita and Marc Seidner (M.86.333). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Jar (Guan) with Textured Surface, China, probably Zhejiang Province, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late Spring and Autumn period, or early Warring States period, 700-400 B

Jar (Guan) with Textured Surface, China, probably Zhejiang Province, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late Spring and Autumn period, or early Warring States period, 700-400 B.C. Coil-built stoneware with impressed decoration. Height: 8 1/4 in. (20.96 cm); Diameter: 10 1/4 in. (26.67 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Simms (M.2002.143). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Funerary Sculpture of a Noble Lady, China, Western Han dynasty, 206 B

Funerary Sculpture of a Noble Lady, China, Western Han dynasty, 206 B.C.-A.D. 25. Molded earthenware with slip and traces of paint, 20 x 15 x 8 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 21.59 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.122). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Jar (Hu) with Birds, China, probably Zhejiang Province, late Western Han dynasty or early Eastern Han dynasty, about 100 B

Jar (Hu) with Birds, China, probably Zhejiang Province, late Western Han dynasty or early Eastern Han dynasty, about 100 B.C.-A.D. 100. Proto-Yue ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with applied and incised decoration and green glaze. Height: 16 1/2 in. (42.55 cm); Diameter: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Collection (M.52.2.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Funerary Sculpture of a Chimera (Bixie), China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220

Funerary Sculpture of a Chimera (Bixie), China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220. Molded earthenware with traces applied decoration and paint, 16 5/8 x 15 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (42.6 x 39 x 26.8 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Elly Nordskog and Family in memory of Bob Nordskog (AC1997.1.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Horse Head, China, Han dynasty, 206 B

Horse Head, China, Han dynasty, 206 B.C.- A.D. 220. Molded earthenware with painted decoration, 6 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. (17.15 x 5.4 x 16.51 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Phil Berg Collection (M.71.73.104)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Vessel in the Form of a Bear, China, Western Jin dynasty, 265-316

Vessel in the Form of a Bear, China, Western Jin dynasty, 265-316. Molded stoneware with incised decoration and green glaze, 3 7/8 x 3 x 3 1/2 in. (9.84 x 7.62 x 8.89 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. Robert H. Blumenfield in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary (M.2005.68.1)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. 

Lamp Stand (Dengtai), China, probably Zhejiang Province, Three Kingdoms period, Eastern Jin dynasty, 317-420

Lamp Stand (Dengtai), China, probably Zhejiang Province, Three Kingdoms period, Eastern Jin dynasty, 317-420. Yue ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with molded and applied decoration and green glaze with brown spots, 5 x 5 1/2 in. (12.70 x 13.97 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.124)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Horse Head, China, Six Dynasties period, 317-581

Horse Head, China, Six Dynasties period, 317-581. Molded earthenware with painted decoration, 6 x 3 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. (15.24 x 8.57 x 18.42 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Phil Berg Collection (M.71.73.106). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Flask (Bianhu) with a Lion Attacking an Ox, China, Late Six Dynasties period, Northern Zhou dynasty or Sui dynasty, 556-618

Flask (Bianhu) with a Lion Attacking an Ox, China, Late Six Dynasties period, Northern Zhou dynasty or Sui dynasty, 556-618. Molded stoneware with incised decoration and green glaze. Height: 12 3/8 in. (31.43 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Given in memory of Dr. Joseph K. W. Li (AC1997.17.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Amphora (Ping) with Dragon Handles, China, early Tang dynasty, about 618-700

Amphora (Ping) with Dragon Handles, China, early Tang dynasty, about 618-700. Wheel-thrown stoneware with molded, modeled, and applied decoration and cream glaze. Height: 21 1/4 in. (53.98 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Fund (54.22). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Lidded Jar (Guan), China, Middle Tang dynasty, about 700-800

Lidded Jar (Guan), China, Middle Tang dynasty, about 700-800. Wheel-thrown earthenware with yellow glaze, 11 1/4 x 8 in. (28.57 x 20.32 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., in memory of Alice and Joe M. Schaaf (AC1999.38.1.1-.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Funerary Sculpture of a Horse, China, Middle Tang dynasty, about 700-800

Funerary Sculpture of a Horse, China, Middle Tang dynasty, about 700-800. Molded earthenware with molded, applied, and incised decoration and polychrome (sancai) glaze, 29 1/2 x 29 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (74.93 x 75.88 x 25.72 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.79)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Funerary Sculpture of a Bactrian Camel, China, Chinese, middle Tang dynasty, about 700-800

Funerary Sculpture of a Bactrian Camel, China, Chinese, middle Tang dynasty, about 700-800. Molded earthenware with molded, modeled, and applied decoration and polychrome (sancai) glaze, 35 1/2 × 30 1/2 × 10 in. (90.17 × 77.47 × 25.4 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, William Randolph Hearst Collection (46.16.22). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Ewer in the Form of a Parrot, China, probably Hebei Province, early Northern Song dynasty, about 960-1000

Ewer in the Form of a Parrot, China, probably Hebei Province, early Northern Song dynasty, about 960-1000. Molded stoneware with carved and incised decoration, and green and brown glaze. Overall: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 4 in. (21.59 x 21.59 x 10.16 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by Simon K. C. Li, Ruth L. Eliel and William N. Cooney in memory of Dr. Joseph K. W. Li (AC1999.160.1)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Headrest (Zhen) with Floral Scrolls, China, Hebei Province, probably Julu County, middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100

Headrest (Zhen) with Floral Scrolls, China, Hebei Province, probably Julu County, middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100. Cizhou ware, slab-built stoneware with white and brown slips, carved decoration, and transparent glaze, 4 x 10 x 8 3/4 in. (10.2 x 25.4 x 22.2 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Far Eastern Art Council Fund (M.88.202)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Incense Burner (Lu) with Flower Petals, China, Henan Province, Baofeng County, middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100

Incense Burner (Lu) with Flower Petals, China, Henan Province, Baofeng County, middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100. Yaozhou ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with carved decoration and green glaze. Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); Diameter: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Fund (M.57.13.3). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Incense Burner (Lu) in the Form of an Ancient Bronze Container (Lian), China, Hebei Province, Quyang County, Middle or late Northern Song Dynasty, circa 1000-1127

Incense Burner (Lu) in the Form of an Ancient Bronze Container (Lian), China, Hebei Province, Quyang County, Middle or late Northern Song Dynasty, circa 1000-1127. Ding ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with applied decoration and transparent glaze. Height: 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm); Diameter: 7 3/8 in. (18.73 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the Far Eastern Art Council in celebration of the new Chinese Galleries (AC1998.90.1)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Tea Bowl (Chawan), inscribed '[Wishes for] Longevity, Prosperity, and Good Health', China, Jiangxi Province, Ji'an County, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Tea Bowl (Chawan), inscribed '[Wishes for] Longevity, Prosperity, and Good Health', China, Jiangxi Province, Ji'an County, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Tea Bowl (Chawan), inscribed '[Wishes for] Longevity, Prosperity, and Good Health', China, Jiangxi Province, Ji'an County, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Jizhou ware; wheel-thrown stoneware with paper-cut resist decoration and mottled brown glaze. Diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm) Height: 2 3/8 in. (6.03 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Lynn B. Cayot and Frederick T. Fuller (52.13). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Tea Bowl (Chawan) with Leaf, Late Southern Song dynasty, about 1200-1279. Jizhou ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with natural leaf resist decoration and brown glaze. Height: 5 7/8 in. (14.92 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Carl Holmes (58.49.5). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Lidded Funerary Urn (Lunghu Ping) with Dog and Dragon, China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan County, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Lidded Funerary Urn (Lunghu Ping) with Dog and Dragon, China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan County, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Longquan ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with carved, modeled, and applied decoration and green glaze. Diameter: 5 in. (12.7 cm) Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Ernest Larsen Blanck Memorial Collection (53.41.3a-b)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. 

Bottle (Ping) in the Form of an Ancient Bronze Arrow Vase (Jianhu), China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan County, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Bottle (Ping) in the Form of an Ancient Bronze Arrow Vase (Jianhu), China, Zhejiang Province, Longquan County, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Longquan ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with molded decoration and green glaze. Diameter: 6 1/2 in. (16.51 cm) Height: 11 1/2 in. (29.21 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.103)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Bowl (Wan), China, Henan Province, Jin dynasty, 1127-1234

Bowl (Wan), China, Henan Province, Jin dynasty, 1127-1234. Jun ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with blue glaze and purple splashes. Diameter: 3 in. (7.62 cm) Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Carl Holmes (58.49.14). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Headrest (Zhen) with Floral Scrolls, China, Jin dynasty, 1127-1234

Headrest (Zhen) with Floral Scrolls, China, Jin dynasty, 1127-1234. Cizhou ware, slab-built stoneware with painted, incised, and wax-resist decoration and white and black glazes, 4 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (12 x 27 x 21 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum Associates Purchase (M.49.12)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Dish (Pan) with Garden Landscape, China, Hebei Province, Quyang County, late Jin dynasty or early Yuan dynasty, about 1200-1300

Dish (Pan) with Garden Landscape, China, Hebei Province, Quyang County, late Jin dynasty or early Yuan dynasty, about 1200-1300. Ding ware, molded stoneware with impressed decoration, white glaze, and banded metal rim. Height: 9/10 (2.2 cm); Diameter: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.106). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Foliated Platter (Pan) with the Eight Buddhist Symbols (Bajixiang), Flowers, and Waves, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, late Yuan dynasty, circa 1340-1368

Foliated Platter (Pan) with the Eight Buddhist Symbols (Bajixiang), Flowers, and Waves, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, late Yuan dynasty, circa 1340-1368. Molded porcelain with blue painted decoration under clear glaze. Height: 2 1/4 in. (5.9 cm); Diameter: 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the Francis E. Fowler, Jr., Foundation and the Los Angeles County Fund (55.40). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen

Prunus Jar (Meiping) with Pair of Peafowls in Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, late Yuan dynasty, 1340-1368. Porcelain, Wheel-thrown porcelain with blue painted decoration under clear glaze, Height: 18 1/2 in. (46.99 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Carl Holmes (58.49.15). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Large Bowl (Wan) with Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Early Ming dynasty, 1368-1450

Large Bowl (Wan) with Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Early Ming dynasty, 1368-1450. Wheel-thrown porcelain with red painted decoration under clear glaze. Height: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Diameter: 16 3/16 in. (41.2 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Collection (M.52.2.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Bowl (Wan) with Lotus Petals (Lianzi) and Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Early Ming dynasty, about 1368-1450

Bowl (Wan) with Lotus Petals (Lianzi) and Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Early Ming dynasty, about 1368-1450. Wheel-thrown porcelain with blue painted decoration under clear glaze. Height: 4 1/16 in (10.2 cm); Diameter: 8 3/16 in. (20.9 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Ernest Larsen Blanck Memorial Collection (53.41.5). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Monk's Cap Ewer (Sengmaohu), China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403-1424

Monk's Cap Ewer (Sengmaohu), China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403-1424. Wheel-thrown porcelain with molded, modeled, applied, and engraved decoration under clear glaze, 8 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. (20.32 x 20.32 x 11.43 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art,Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., in memory of Alice and Joe M. Schaaf (AC1999.38.7)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Funerary Sculpture of a Double-Courtyard Residential Compound, China, probably Shanxi Province, Chinese, middle Ming dynasty, about 1450-1550

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Funerary Sculpture of a Double-Courtyard Residential Compound, China, probably Shanxi Province, Chinese, middle Ming dynasty, about 1450-1550. Molded and modeled earthenware with white slip, pigments, and green glaze. Assembled: 21 × 36 × 72 in. (53.34 × 91.44 × 182.88 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Blanche Wilbur Hill (M.81.265.1-.8)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Jar (Ping) with the Eight Immortals (Baxian), China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, 1573-1620

Jar (Ping) with the Eight Immortals (Baxian), China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, 1573-1620. Wheel-thrown porcelain with underglaze blue, clear glaze, and overglaze painted enamel decoration (doucai). Height: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Diameter: 6 in. (15.2 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Ernest Larsen Blanck Memorial Collection (53.41.6a). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Avalokitésvara (Guanyin), the Bodhisattva of Mercy, China, Fujian Province, Dehua County, Chinese, early Qing dynasty, about 1644-1700

Avalokitésvara (Guanyin), the Bodhisattva of Mercy, China, Fujian Province, Dehua County, Chinese, early Qing dynasty, about 1644-1700. Dehua ware, Molded and modeled porcelain with incised decoration and cream glaze. Height: 6 3/4 in. (17.15 cm); Base width: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Carl Holmes (59.70.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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 Lidded Ewer (Zhihu) in the Form of Happiness (Fu) Character with Deities of Prosperity (Lu) and Longevity (Shou), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, 1662-1722. Molded porcelain with clear glaze and overglaze painted enamel decoration (susancai).,11 × 9 × 1 1/2 in. (27.94 × 22.86 × 3.81 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Fund (30.2.88a-b). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Water Pot (Shuicheng) in the Form of an Apple, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, 1662-1772

Water Pot (Shuicheng) in the Form of an Apple, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, 1662-1772. Wheel-thrown porcelain with claire-de-lune glaze. Height: 2 3/4 in. (6.99 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Edwin C. Vogel (54.46.3). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Vase (Ping) in the Form of a Pomegranate, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, 1723-1735

Vase (Ping) in the Form of a Pomegranate, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, 1723-1735. Wheel-thrown porcelain with claire-de-lune glaze. Height: 8 1/2, Diameter: 7 in. (21.59 × 17.78 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Fund (30.2.106). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Jar (Ping) with Beast and Ring Handles, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, 1736-1795

Jar (Ping) with Beast and Ring Handles, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period, 1736-1795. Wheel-thrown ge-type porcelain with molded and applied decoration, 6 1/2 x 8 in. (16.51 x 20.32 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., in memory of Alice and Joe M. Schaaf (AC1999.38.8). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Vase (Ping) in the Form of an Ancient Ritual Wine Cup (Gu) with the Eight Buddhist Symbols (Bajixiang) and Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing mark and period, 1796-1820

Vase (Ping) in the Form of an Ancient Ritual Wine Cup (Gu) with the Eight Buddhist Symbols (Bajixiang) and Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing mark and period, 1796-1820. Wheel-thrown porcelain with clear glaze, overglaze painted enamel decoration (fencai), and gilding, 14 7/16 x 7 1/2 in. (36.67 x 19.05 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Dye (M.72.16). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Bamboo and Blossoming Plum Tree, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, 1821-1850

Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Bamboo and Blossoming Plum Tree, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period, 1821-1850. Wheel-thrown porcelain with clear glaze and overglaze painted enamel decoration (wucai). Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, James J. Watson Bequest (29.30.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Dish (Pan) with Longevity (Shou) Characters and Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Guangxu mark and period, 1874-1908

Dish (Pan) with Longevity (Shou) Characters and Floral Scrolls, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Guangxu mark and period, 1874-1908. Wheel-thrown porcelain with underglaze blue, clear glaze, and overglaze painted enamel decoration (doucai). Overall (Diameter) (LE Inventory): 1 3/4 × 10 3/8 in. (4.45 × 26.35 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the Friends of Far Eastern Art (M.72.15)Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Chen Guozhi (China, active 1821-1861), Brush Pot (Bitong) with Herd Boys and Oxen, China, Qing dynasty, 1858

Chen Guozhi (China, active 1821-1861), Brush Pot (Bitong) with Herd Boys and Oxen, China, Qing dynasty, 1858, molded porcelain with clear glaze, 5 3/16 x 6 3/16 in. (13.18 x 15.72 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., through the 1989 Collectors Committee (M.91.226). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.