Yamanaka & Co., New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka & Co., New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See Note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Yamanaka and Co.
The monochrome palette of this landscape complements the accompanying poem: <i>Blue haze wraps around Southern Mountain; everything becomes one color.<i> After a blue enamel color was perfected in the early eighteenth century, porcelain decorators enjoyed using it to create monochrome designs analogous to scroll painting, in which ink alone expresses a range of landscape colors. The artist who painted this cup varied the thickness of the enamel to achieve effects of shading.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 123.
- Else S. Duncan. The Collector's First Handbook on Antique Chinese Ceramics. Chevy Chase. pl. 3.
- The Imperial Sale (Christie's, Hong Kong). Hong Kong, April 26, 2004. lot 935.
- F. St. G. Spendlove. Ku Yueh Hsuan Imperial Porcelain. vol. 10, no. 5 New York, October 1938. p. 16.
- Jan Stuart. Unified Style in Chinese Painting and Porcelain in the 18th Century. vol. 41, no. 2, Summer 1995. p. 43, fig. 16.
- B. A. Devere Bailey. The Old Moon Pavilion Ware. vol. 67, no. 393 London, December 1935. p. 270, pl. 2 D.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
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