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Object Number:C318
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Kangxi
Early Date: 1662
Late Date: 1722
Technique:Blue and White Ware
Credit Line:Purchased from Duveen Brothers, 1917
Other Number:153 - Morgan Collection Number


Porcelain blue and white hawthorn plate. Round shallow shape with fine white textured and early Da Qing Dynasty porcelain with deep and brilliant cobalt blue underglaze decoration. The center displays a prunus tree (mei-hua) with its blossoms in white reserve against the cumulus blue ground, including cross hatched reticulations in the conventional form of fissured ice (symbolizing the breaking up of winter). The border, with similar blue ground , is relieved by white blossom sprays of the prunus tree. The reverse panel in white is marked by a double ring.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Special Exhibition: Classical and Oriental, Part A: Chinese Porcelains - Varied Groups of the Morgan Collection / (12 Dec 1913 - 01 Nov 1915) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 43, No. 56View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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