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Large Dish

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

Kangxi Period (1662-1722)


Porcelain with overglaze enamel and gilt decoration (Powder blue)

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

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 335, Asian Art, third floor

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

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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.


ex collection: Leonard Gow

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