Yamanaka and Company, New York 1929 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1929 
 Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Yamanaka and Co.
Turning this bowl to view the four monochrome landscape panels is analogous to turning the pages of an album of ink-wash paintings. The scenes on the bowl bear inscription and simulated red seal-impressions, elements of decor that further the comparison between these landscapes and album paintings. The ornateness of the surrounding "millefleur" border pattern, however, is an aesthetic appreciated in porcelain painting that has no correlation in the traditions of album and scroll painting. The poem on the bowl's facing side reads: "Beneath snowy bamboo, wintry green." The seal contains the word "winter."
- Published References
- B. A. Devere Bailey. The Old Moon Pavilion Ware. vol. 67, no. 393 London, December 1935. p. 267, pl. 1.
- Jan Stuart. Unified Style in Chinese Painting and Porcelain in the 18th Century. vol. 41, no. 2, Summer 1995. p. 44, fig. 17.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum