Dish with design of “Three Friends”

Small dish with raised edges and design of “Three Friends.”
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear, greyish.
Decoration: hastily painted in underglaze cobalt, bright clear blue: single lines just below rim and between rim and bottom; central design of rocks, bamboo, winter prunus, and peony or sweet pea.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear, colorless glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 6.8 x 15.3 cm (2 11/16 x 6 in)
Geography
China, Fujian province or Guangdong province
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1986.38
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
bamboo, China, peony, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

About 1968 to 1986
Dorothy M. Slak, Sarasota, Florida, acquired in Jakarta about 1968 [1]

From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dorothy M. Slak in 1986

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 1 in object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Ms. Dorothy M. Slak

Description

Small dish with raised edges and design of "Three Friends."
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear, greyish.
Decoration: hastily painted in underglaze cobalt, bright clear blue: single lines just below rim and between rim and bottom; central design of rocks, bamboo, winter prunus, and peony or sweet pea.
Mark: none.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, George Williams, David P. Rehfuss. Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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