- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Edward T. Chow 1910 - 1980
Mathias Komor 1909 - 1984
Writers and painters washed their brushes in bowls like this. The ten-lobed, foliate shape was created by using a mold. Inside the bowl, a single dragon gambols through clouds. On the exterior, ten circular motifs, each consisting of a small dragon and clouds, appear; the depiction of the dragons alternates between showing them in ascent or descent. An imperial reign mark written in cobalt appears on the base of the dish.
- Published References
- Ming Porcelains in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1953. p. 19, figs. 11-12.
- Fujioka Ryoichi. Gen, Min Hajime no sometsuka (Blue and White of the Yuan and Early Ming Dynasties). no. 11 Tokyo. p. 14, fig. 25.
- Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 16 vols, Tokyo, 1955-1958. p. 199, fig. 71.
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 99.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum