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Large plate with landscape scenes and seal script inscription, "Jade Hall filled with nobility and wealth"

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China, Fujian province, Large plate with landscape scenes and seal script inscription, "Jade Hall filled with nobility and wealth", late 16th/17th century, porcelain with overglaze enamel painting, Gift of Virginia Nelson, public domain, 92.204

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Title

Large plate with landscape scenes and seal script inscription, "Jade Hall filled with nobility and wealth"

Artist

China, Fujian province (Chinese)

Date

late 16th/17th century

Period

China: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Medium

porcelain with overglaze enamel painting

Dimensions (H x W x D)

3 1/2 in x 15 in diam.

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Ceramics

Object Type

plate

Culture

Chinese

Credit Line

Gift of Virginia Nelson

Accession Number

92.204

Copyright

public domain

Terms

ceramics

landscapes

Ming

mountains

overglazing

plates

porcelain

waterfalls

Description

This charming plate is typical of wares made in the late Ming dynasty at commercial kilns in southeast China for markets in Southeast Asia and Islamic states bordering the Arabian Sea. In the central landscape, a waterfall gushes forth from a mountain range, splitting in half a large pagoda and arching over three smaller pagodas. On the cavetto (the curved walls of the plate), cusped arches frame four small, irregularly spaced lakeside landscapes. In between these are four rectangular inscriptions, each reading yutang fugui (Jade Hall filled with nobility and wealth).

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