Dish

Dish. Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt and overglaze enamels in the doucai style with design of three cocks in a garden.
Clay: porcelain. Some iron flecks at edge of glaze on foot.
Decoration: double bands painted in underglaze cobalt inside the rim, defining the cavetto, outside the rim, and around the outside wall of the foot; single band at angle of outside wall and foot. Pictorial motifs in bottom and on outside rendered in underglaze cobalt and filled with translucent enamels in red, green, yellow, and aubergine. In bottom, design of three cocks in a garden; on outside, design of four large butterflies alternating with four small butterflies.
Mark: not marked.

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Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 19th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear colorless glaze and enamels over the glaze (doucai format)
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.6 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm (1 7/16 x 6 3/16 x 6 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Henry Noel
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1984.44
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
butterfly, China, Daoguang reign (1821 - 1850), Jingdezhen ware, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Dish. Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt and overglaze enamels in the doucai style with design of three cocks in a garden.
Clay: porcelain. Some iron flecks at edge of glaze on foot.
Decoration: double bands painted in underglaze cobalt inside the rim, defining the cavetto, outside the rim, and around the outside wall of the foot; single band at angle of outside wall and foot. Pictorial motifs in bottom and on outside rendered in underglaze cobalt and filled with translucent enamels in red, green, yellow, and aubergine. In bottom, design of three cocks in a garden; on outside, design of four large butterflies alternating with four small butterflies.
Mark: not marked.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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