Dish with design of "Three Friends"

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th-early 20th century
  • Geography

    Fujian province or Guangdong province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear, slightly bluish glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 6.8 x 15.8 x 15.8 cm (2 11/16 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1986.39
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1986.39

Object Details

  • Description

    Small dish with raised edges and design of "Three Friends".
    Clay: porcelain.
    Glaze: clear, bluish where thick on base.
    Decoration: hastily painted in underglaze cobalt, grayish blue: single lines just below rim and between rim and bottom; central design of rocks, bamboos, winter prunus, and peony or sweet pea.
    Mark: none.
  • Provenance

    From ca. 1968
    Dorothy M. Slak, acquired ca. 1968 from Jakarta, Indonesia. [1]
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dorothy M. Slak, Sarasota, Florida. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Curatorial Remark 7 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ms. Dorothy M. Slak
  • Origin

    Fujian province or Guangdong province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
  • Type

    Vessel
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