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.53-.54) Octagonal plate with a deep circular well forming the top with a deep hollow underside to receive the hot water. Squared spouts on each side at the rim. Deep blue, well executed decoration with defined diamond cross hatch border replacing usual starred border; wavy scalloped edge. Braid-like cavetto border. Reversal of position of the pagoda house to the left side of the design. Set) White clay body with bluish-cast white glaze; Canton pattern underglaze blue painted decoration consisting of cross hatched, striped, star and scalloped border bands; central or overall design of "willow" pattern consisting of pagoda house at proper right with trees extending to center, bridge in foreground, islands at left and/or rear and small boats; some with pine trees and birds at top half.
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
2 x 10.25 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May