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Circular saucer with a plain rim on a shallow foot ring, transfer-printed in underglaze cobalt blue, with a gilded rim interior. The center of the well features a right-anchored landscape with a pavilion complex, willow tree, and the fronds of a branch emerging at right along the side. A single-masted ship appears in the river at center and there is a flat-top bridge in the foreground at bottom. The rim interior has a ban of diagonal dashes, a starred network band, a “rain and cloud” border of diagonal dashes and a scalloped line, a gilded line, and a final, lower band of spearheads and double dots.





Porcelain (soft-paste), gilt


Overall (H x W x D): 1 1/8 in. x 5 13/16 in. x 5 3/4 in. (2.86 cm x 14.76 cm x 14.61 cm)

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Gift of John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., 1938

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