Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
The arrival of large quantities of Chinese porcelain had a dramatic impact on European ceramics. One result was the borrowing by Europeans of a range of motifs such as the phoenix and qilin, two mythical creatures commonly depicted in Chinese art.
Marking: In blue on underside: Roos
Private Collection , Holland ; [ Alex Ball , New York; to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)