Yamanaka and Company, New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Yamanaka and Co.
Bowl, ovoidal with slightly everted lip; thin basal ring. Ivory stand. Clay: thin, translucent. Glaze: white. Decoration: Plum blossoms in reserve in a ground of raspberry-red enamel; details in black and yellow enamels. The base of the bowl bears a four-character overglaze blue enamel mark framed in a double-outlined square that read "Yongzheng nianzhi."
4-character blue enamel mark over colorless glaze written inside double-outline square; reads "Yongzheng nianzhi."
Plum blossoms, which symbolize beauty and resoluteness, are a popular motif on ceramics. The surface of this Qing-dynasty bowl from the Jingdezhen imperial kilns is covered with a dense design of plum blossoms, delineated in the "Outline" method. The blossoms sparkle against the ruby-colored background, providing an interesting comparison with the painting by Yansou.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort, Jan Stuart, Laurence Chi-Sing Tam. Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain : Ceramics from Collectors in the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong. Exh. cat. Washington and Hong Kong, 1993. p. 34, fig. 2.
- Hai wai i chen (Chinese Art in Overseas Collections). Taipei, 1985. vol. 3, p. 191.
- Toki Zenshu. 32 vols., Tokyo, 1957 - 1963. pl. 32.
- Hugh M. Moss. By Imperial Command: An Introduction to Ch'ing Imperial Painted Enamels. 2 vols., Hong Kong. p. 75, pl. 56.
- Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 16 vols, Tokyo, 1955-1958. pl. 79.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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