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 the outline of 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 double row of scales or honeycomb.

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





Porcelain (hard-paste)


Overall (H x W x D): 1 1/16 in. x 9 in. x 9 in. (2.7 cm x 22.86 cm x 22.86 cm)

Credit Line

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

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Colors (Beta)

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