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earthenware, gilt copper
37.4 × 22.3 × 22.8 cm
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Dr Robert Wilson Collection. Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Dr Robert Wilson, Governor, 1998
Gallery location
18th & 19th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Upright vase of rectangular section waisted, with a slightly bulbous base, decorated in Japanese style in blue and gold with mon and floers on a buff ground ('Spray' pattern), the lower portion with mon on a blue ground, and with gilt metal mounts consisting of two handles in the form of elephant heads, and an openwork base with prunus, bamboo moulding and scrolls, resting on four tortoises.