Large Dish

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Medium:
Porcelain with overglaze enamel and gilt decoration, powder blue

Dimensions:
2 1/4 x 15 inches (5.7 x 38.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1955-50-60

Credit Line:
The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift, 1955

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Label:
The center of this dish depicts a garden with a lady, her attendant, and a man playing the qin, a type of lute. The scene may illustrate an episode from one of the many novels popular among ladies of the nobility at the time. The rim of the dish holds eight panels with auspicious symbols, including a lion, bird, fish, and crab.

Provenance

ex collection: Leonard Gow