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Tasting Poetry Hall

Artist:
Workshop of Jian Guzhai (Chinese, )
Period:
late Qing dynasty (1644–1911, early Republic period
Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Pine soot and binding medium; inscribed in gilt
Dimensions:
H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); W. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Ink
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
30.76.220
Not on view
This ink tablet is from a sixty-four-tablet set (30.76.216–.279) commissioned by the Jiaqing emperor from the Studio for Appreciating the Antique (Jiangu Zhai) manufactory of the Wang Jinsheng family in Huizhou, Anhui Province. Each ink tablet commemorates a hall or pavilion in one of the imperial gardens. Each site’s name is written in gilt characters on one side; a view of the site is presented on the other. Such inks were purely decorative and not intended for use.
Inscription: "Pin Shi Tang"; reverse: title in gilt characters and conventionalized ornament.
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