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Blue-and-white Prunus Vase with the Design of Birds Perching on a Withered Tree

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Period: Yongzheng reign (1723-1735), Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Glazetype: blue-and-white

This slender neck of this vessel takes its name from resemblance to the thin branches of a plum tree. The interior is glazed white while the exterior is decorated with blue painting of sparrows perching face-to-face on wintery tree branches. The design is sparse and elegant while the painting is lifelike and natural.

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