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Guyuexuan type bowl

Photo: Paul Macapia

Guyuexuan type bowl

early 18th century

The poetic inscriptions define the four seasons depicted from frame to frame around the bowl: (Spring) Sprouting willows appear in the scattering mist; (Summer) Green trees abound in village after village; (Autumn) Withering branches sit silent in the depth of night; (Winter) Bending low, the snow-covered bamboo still glints a cool emerald-jade green.
Porcelain with decoration in overglaze-enamels
3 in. (7.62 cm), height
6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm), diameter
Diam. bottom: 2 11/16 in.
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Photo: Paul Macapia
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe, February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Glaze, Pattern and Image: Decoration in Chinese Ceramics, September 7, 2002 - November 19, 2002

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Chinese Ceramics and Snuff Bottles from the Ming and Xing Dynasties, January 14, 2006 - April 2, 2006

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective, December 22, 2007 - July 26, 2009

Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Gift to a City: Masterworks from the Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection in the Seattle Art Museum, (1965) cat. # 64

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum, Chinese Ceramic Exhib. (1952)

Published Referencesde Vere Bailey, B. A., The Old Moon Pavilion Ware, in The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Vol. 67, No. 393 (December 1935), pp. 264-267 + 270-273, p. 267 pl. 1, C

Los Angeles County Museum, Chinese Ceramics, catalogue, (1952), no. 335, p. 110

Gift to a City, exhibition catalogue. Portland, OR: Portland Art Museum, 1965, cat. no. 64

J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Treasures of Chinese Art, cat. (1965), no. 41, ill.

Selected Works, Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1991, p. 169

Emerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe, Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 2000, p. 132

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.