Dish with hollyhocks and gardenias

citation

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Yongzheng reign mark and period, 1723-1735
Medium
Porcelain with lead-silicate enamels over colorless clear glaze
Style
Guyuexuan ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 4.4 x 17.2 cm (1 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1928.3a-f
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, flower, Guyuexuan ware, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1928
Yamanaka & Co., New York. [1]

From 1928
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka & Co., New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Label

During the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), emperors sometimes ordered court artists to decorate porcelains, a practice that intensified the aesthetic link between paintings and ceramics. The depiction of branches of cut flowers isolated from a garden environment is a conventional image for summer borrowed from handscroll paintings of the seasons. Chinese painters often inscribed their works with poetry. This dish also bears a poem, which begins: "On a beautiful day, the fragrant clusters display auspicious colors."

Published References
  • B. A. Devere Bailey. The Old Moon Pavilion Ware. vol. 67, no. 393 London, December 1935. p. 267, pls. I, J.
  • Yang Enlin. Chinesische Porzellanmalerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Munich. ill. 77.
  • Hugh M. Moss. By Imperial Command: An Introduction to Ch'ing Imperial Painted Enamels. 2 vols., Hong Kong. pl. 60, pp. 75-77.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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