Description

Octagonal plate with notched or indented corners and an integral foot ring, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Centered in the well is a right-anchored landscape with a two-story pavilion surrounded by a swastika fence and a figure (facing left) on a humpback bridge. There is a hut in the upper left background, a small two-story pavilion at left center with several ships' masts visible above the bank beside it, and a fisherman in a sampan or flat-bottomed boat in the river at lower left. The sides of the well feature a trellis-diaper border. The rim has a "Fitzhugh" type border of butterflies, fishroe-diaper, scale-diaper, trellis-diaper, hatching, and foliage framed by a chevron or zigzag band.

Pattern Name: A generally accepted name for the design on this object has not been recorded in the standard reference works.

Date

1770-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (hard-paste)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 1 in. x 8 15/16 in. x 8 15/16 in. (2.54 cm x 22.7 cm x 22.7 cm)


Credit Line

Purchased by the A. Alfred Taubman Acquisition Endowment Fund, 1999


Object Number

M-4065/C


Colors (Beta)


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