Oct 13, 2010
Oct 13, 2010

Dish with Figures in a Chinese Garden

Dish with Figures in a Chinese Garden



Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze color enamel and gold, with iron oxide rim (Arita ware)

Height: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.); Diameter: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.257



This dish is inscribed with a poem from The Gateless Gate, a text compiled by Chinese Chan (Zen) master Wumen Huikai (1183–1260). The verse reads, “I always remember the spring in Jiangnan. Where the partridges sing; how fragrant the countless flowers!”

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