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Dish

Photo: Paul Macapia

Dish

ca. 1723-35

The blossoms and fruits were outlined and painted with opaque white pigment, on which enamels were then applied and "washed away" to achieve satisfying tonal gradations. The body is eggshell-thin and has a dark pink on the exterior, as if to flaunt the pink indulgence. This so-called ruby-back ware could have up to seven elaborate borders.


Hard paste porcelain
1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm), height
7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm), diameter
Thomas D. Stimson Memorial Collection
47.151
Photo: Paul Macapia
location
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Resources

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

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 191

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