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Vegetable dish with cover

1987.381.1AB (RS214495)

Description

Rectangular porcelain serving dish. Dish (a) has canted sides and cover (b) with berry finial. Decorated with green tendrils, pink peonies, butterflies on metallic gold ground. Scrolled medallions on body and on cover depict 1) people engaged in various activities and 2) birds and insects with flowers. Two circular medallions bordered in gold flank finial and depict bird and flowers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1875
Inscriptions
Painted underside of cover and inner lip of body: cover: ""1b"" [twice]; body: ""111"" [twice]. Chinese characters.
Location of origin
China
Material
enameling
hand-painted
porcelain
underglazing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
Chinese export
Dish, Serving
Dish, Vegetable
enameling
hand-painted
porcelain
underglazing
vegetable dishes
Dimensions
5 x 9 1/2 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1987.381.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears
GUSN
6834

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