Porcelain painted in overglaze famille rose enamels and gold (and possibly silver)
Diam. of rim: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Purchase by subscription, 1879
Not on view
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 bird perched on a flowering branch fills the center of this small plate. The fan is painted above large flowers in pink and green that are, in turn, placed against a lush background of smaller blossoms in black (possibly silver) and white. The additional designs on the edges of the fan and the rim of the plate are also characteristic of the eighteenth century.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. American, New York (until 1879)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," December 14, 2010–May 1, 2011.
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Accession: 14.40.424On view in:Gallery 216
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Accession: 17.127.2On view in:Gallery 204
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