Description

Circular saucer with a plain, gilded rim and rounded sides on a shallow foot ring, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. At the center of the well is a right-anchored landscape with two birds in flight above a river flowing between two points of wooded land with buildings; a single-masted ship appears at left. The interior rim has a trellis-diaper border with spearheads and double dots. The exterior is undecorated. Very finely potted.


Pattern Names: Two Birds, Diving Bird, Nanking.

Date

1775-1815


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (hard-paste), gilt


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 1 5/16 in. x 5 5/8 in. x 5 11/16 in. (3.33 cm x 14.29 cm x 14.45 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1995


Object Number

M-3891/I


Colors (Beta)


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