Dish

Dish, low open shape, curved cavetto, narrow wedge-shaped foot.
Clay: white porcelain, smooth texture.
Glaze: transparent, feldspathic, slight aqua tint, edge of foot-rim unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue with conventionalized lotus and leafy scroll design in large central medallion, reverse of cavetto, and narrow band at lip inside. Encircling double lines define each area.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign, 1662-1722
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.2 x 15.4 x 15.4 cm (1 1/4 x 6 1/16 x 6 1/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mason M. Wang
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1984.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, cobalt pigment, Jingdezhen ware, Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722), lotus, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), reign mark, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Dish, low open shape, curved cavetto, narrow wedge-shaped foot.
Clay: white porcelain, smooth texture.
Glaze: transparent, feldspathic, slight aqua tint, edge of foot-rim unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue with conventionalized lotus and leafy scroll design in large central medallion, reverse of cavetto, and narrow band at lip inside. Encircling double lines define each area.

Marking(s)

Mark: Ta Ch'ing K'ang-hsi nien chih (made in the K'ang-hsi reign of the great Ch'ing [dynasty]) on the base in underglaze blue in two columns of three characters each. The calligraphy is in the style of the period.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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