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Photo: Paul Macapia


early 18th century

Landscapes of the four seasons appear as medallions in pink enamel, a new color that imitated European enamel. Each season is accompanied by a poem. Winter reads, “Bending low, the snow-covered bamboo still glints a cool emerald-jade green.”
Porcelain painted in famille rose overglaze
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
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum


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

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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