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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid 19th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear colorless glaze and enamels over the glaze (doucai format)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.6 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm (1 7/16 x 6 3/16 x 6 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Dish. Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt and overglaze enamels in the doucai style with design of three cocks in a garden.
    Clay: porcelain. Some iron flecks at edge of glaze on foot.
    Decoration: double bands painted in underglaze cobalt inside the rim, defining the cavetto, outside the rim, and around the outside wall of the foot; single band at angle of outside wall and foot. Pictorial motifs in bottom and on outside rendered in underglaze cobalt and filled with translucent enamels in red, green, yellow, and aubergine. In bottom, design of three cocks in a garden; on outside, design of four large butterflies alternating with four small butterflies.
    Mark: not marked.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Henry Noel
  • Type

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