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

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.

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Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 17th-early 18th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 7.6 × 35.1 cm (3 × 13 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Pierre Durand
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.15.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
battle, China, cobalt pigment, flower, horse, Jingdezhen ware, landscape, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), tree, warrior
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

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Pierre Durand

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.

Inscription(s)

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

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