Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Shunzhi period (1644–61)
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under a clear glaze (Jiangxi Province; Jingdezhen ware)
Diam. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Purchase by subscription, 1879
Not on view
Landscape imagery was particularly popular in Chinese ceramics of the mid-seventeenth century, a period often described as transitional, when imperial control of the great kiln complex at Jingdezhen faltered and the lack of oversight allowed potters to develop new shapes and styles of decoration.