University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C319
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Kangxi
Date Made: 1662-1722
Early Date: 1662
Late Date: 1722
Section:Asian
Materials:Porcelain
Technique:Blue and White Ware
Fired
Credit Line:Purchased from Duveen Brothers, 1917
Other Number152 - Morgan Collection Number

Description

Plate. Round shallow shap with white textured early Da Qing porcelain with lustrous cobalt blue painting under the glaze. Depicts an old Chinese method of representing a dream. A scroll like vapor exhales from the brain of a scholar who has fallen asleep over his studies and thiss white vapour extends through the opening of the pavilion, where the dreamer appears pictured in the scrolled form, rescuing a young maiden from the clutches of a ruffian with a sword. Four oval medallions on the border show episodes in the lives of celebrated Chinese poets. Panel underneath bears the nien hao mark in six characters within a ring ( Kangxi mark).


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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 44, No.62View Objects cited in this Publication

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