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Object Number:C379A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Kangxi
Early Date: 1662
Late Date: 1722
Technique:Famille Verte
Credit Line:Purchased from Duveen Brothers, 1919
Other Number:760 - Morgan Collection Number


Decorated porcelain stand (famille verte). Low oblong shape with narrow upturned ends, used on the desk to hold written scrolls. Early Da Qing Dynasty porcelain, invested with a superb overglaze decoration in famille verte colors of the Kangxi period. The top, grounded with green crackled-ice pattern, includes a central foliated reserve bearing a landscape in varying shades of green and coral red, which is flanked by two other reserves with coral red dragons and fungus (lingzhi). The sides are finished in green, yellow, and purple scroll and anguiliform borders. The teakwood stand is finely carved with openwork to represent the bamboo, prunus and pine, or "three plant friend" motif. White parts are covered with a thin colorless glaze as is the base.

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. 132, No. 290View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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