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Box with Boys Playing in Garden

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli mark and period (1573–1620)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.119.26a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Marking: Wanli mark (six letters)
Desmond FitzGerald , until 1927 (sale at American Art Association, New York, April 22–23, no. 213, sold to MMA)
New York. China Institute in America. "Ming Porcelain: A Retrospective," October 29, 1970–January 31, 1971.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Four Seasons," January 28, 2006–August 13, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China's Age of Brilliance," January 23, 2009–September 13, 2009.

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