Xuande nian zhi
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
[Fritz Low-Beer]; Eli Lilly (3/10/1951 invoice for $3,000.)
The shapes of vessels and their mouths changed over the centuries. An approximately 600-year span is represented here.
The designs range from none to overall, or confined to bands, frames or registers.
Some designs are innovative and some copy earlier styles and some copy from other materials. Each is an artistic experiment.
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