Dish, one of a pair with F1992.48.1

A pair of Chinese pottery blue and white plates, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each plate with central roundel delicately painted with similar scenes of two small boys at play within a fenced garden watched from nearby by a graceful lady clutching a fan and also by a gentleman seated in a house with another small boy on a terrace above, the rim with ladies in a garden setting participating in leisure pursuits of various types, the reverse with a single floral spray encircling the rim, the vase with a large double floral spray bending to form a circle.

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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: 2.1 × 25.2 cm (13/16 × 9 15/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Pierre Durand
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.48.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, cobalt pigment, fan, flower, Jingdezhen ware, playing, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), woman
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

A pair of Chinese pottery blue and white plates, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each plate with central roundel delicately painted with similar scenes of two small boys at play within a fenced garden watched from nearby by a graceful lady clutching a fan and also by a gentleman seated in a house with another small boy on a terrace above, the rim with ladies in a garden setting participating in leisure pursuits of various types, the reverse with a single floral spray encircling the rim, the vase with a large double floral spray bending to form a circle.

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