Dish with Female and Attendant

Dish with Female and Attendant

c. 1713

Porcelain with famille verte overglaze enamel decoration

Diameter: 24.6 cm (9 11/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.220

Description

On the flattened rim of this dish is a band of ironred enamel decoration with the Chinese characters Wanshou wujiang, meaning "Long life without limit." This piece belongs to a set of particularly fine porcelains with the same inscription, which are thought to have been made for the Kangxi emperor's 60th birthday in 1713.

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