Vegetable dish with cover

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1850-1875

GUSN

GUSN-6834

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

Descriptive Terms

vegetable dishes
enameling
hand-painted
porcelain
underglazing
Chinese export
Dish, Serving
Dish, Vegetable
Dish, Vegetable

Inscription

Painted underside of cover and inner lip of body: cover: ""1b"" [twice]; body: ""111"" [twice]. Chinese characters.

Additional Identification Number

1987.381.1A,B

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

5 x 9 1/2 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears

Accession Number

1987.381.1AB