Dish with rocks, flowers, and birds
Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Diam. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.)
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
In addition to the standard motif of rocks, flowers, and birds, several of the Eight Treasures—which originated in Buddhist art but are here employed as general symbols of good fortune—decorate the molded rim of the plate, whose shape was copied from contemporaneous French silver.
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