Dish

The dish is complete; some breaks have been repaired with glue and plaster. It is circular in shape, with an undulating rim. In cross-section, the container has a flared wall with an almost continuous rim, and a flat bottom resting on an annular foot. There is a slight defect in the paste on the inner base; the decoration is molded and hand-painted in monochrome blue. The molded decoration is visible from the rim to the edge of the base: the rim is corrugated, the face is covered with rounded radiating flutes, while those on the back are hollow. The painted decoration is vegetal; it can be seen on the wing, the inner wall and the bottom, as well as on the reverse, on the wing and in the center of the bottom. The decoration on the edge of the wing consists of a narrow braid drawn in blue and trimmed with alternating groups of oblique hatching in two directions. The decoration on the wing extends beyond the wall: it rests on a ring traced on the wall and consists of two pairs of floral elements repeated in alternation. Each element consists of two plants emerging from a blue-painted herbaceous terrace: one plant is straight, while the other is curved and extends to the left; both are leafy and flowering. These groups are separated by a wide vertical panel painted blue, each adorned with rhombuses in reserve around the perimeter, arranged in staggered rows and each adorned with a central rosette, also in reserve. The background decoration is surrounded by a double ring on which it rests. It consists of a cluster of sock-like vegetation, outlined and painted in blue, from the center of which emerges a large rock with a hole in it, symbolizing the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, outlined and painted in blue. Behind the rock rise four different massive plants, leafy and flowery, traced and painted in blue; three are topped with a flower, and they’re all different. The reverse is decorated with two similar leafy, flowering stems. The center of the background features a double ring with a highly stylized mugwort flower, one of the eight precious objects of Confucian philosophy.

  • Accession Number 2018.10.1344
  • Date 1730
  • Materials ceramics, fine hard-paste porcelain from China
  • Measurements 3,9 x 27,1151 cm
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  • Accession Number 2018.10.1344
  • Date 1730
  • Materials ceramics, fine hard-paste porcelain from China
  • Measurements 3,9 x 27,1151 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, Paul-Gaston L'Anglais fonds,2018.010.1344
Photo by René Bouchard

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