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Plate with design of battling warriors, one of a pair with F1992.15.2

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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid 17th-early 18th century
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 7.6 × 35.1 cm (3 × 13 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    One of a pair of large blue and white dishes, Kangxi period, each freely painted in the central roundel with a pair of warriors on horseback and two foot soldiers bearing flags in simple landscape of rockwork and a single tree, the rim with six petal-shaped panels, each filled with boldly painted warrior on a galloping horse with a foot soldier following close behind and with alternating diaper between panels, the reverse with flower sprays above a large ruyi head, the base with six character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue.
  • Inscriptions

    (From appraisal by J.J. Lally, 24 February 1992) The base with six character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue.
  • Provenance

    To 1992
    Pierre Durand, The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, NY, to 1992
    From 1992
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Pierre Durand in 1992
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Peacock Room in Blue and White (May 18, 2019 to June 1, 2022)
    Chinamania (2016) (July 9, 2016 to June 4, 2017)
    The Peacock Room (May 2, 1923 to February 21, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Pierre Durand
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. Pierre Durand
  • Type

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