Dish with pheasant and flowers on fan


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221

The layering of designs on this dish illustrates the dense and precise decoration that typifies the art of the Qianlong period in China. A short-handled fan with a pheasant perched on a flowering branch fills the center of the open space. The ornamental patterns on the edges of the fan and the rim of the plate are also characteristic of the eighteenth century.

Dish with pheasant and flowers on fan, Porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels, gold, and silver (Jingdezhen ware), China

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