Foliated dish with flowers and fruits

Wan Yannian Chinese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221

This is a rare example of Chinese painted enamel that bears its maker’s mark. Written in an archaic seal script, the mark on the bottom reads “made by Wan Yannian.” Historical documents tell us little about this artist or his workshop, but based on the style of his other pieces, the metalworker was likely active in the Canton area during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Foliated dish with flowers and fruits, Wan Yannian (Chinese, active late 18th–early 19th century), Painted enamel on copper alloy, China

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