Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dish with a scene of tea cultivation (one of a pair)

Date:
ca. 1740–45
Culture:
Chinese, for European market
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm.); Diam. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.32.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The dish and the example exhibited nearby were originally part of a service that depicted various stages in the cultivation of tea in China and its export. On this example, the metal canisters used to transport the tea are receiving their rattan covers.
Marking: On underside in underglaze blue: 0I
[ Ginsburg & Levy, Inc. , New York, 1971; sold to MMA ]
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