Large Dish with Landscape

山水文大皿

1750s–80s
Location: not on view
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The motif in the central medallion of this large dish depicts a knotted pine tree on the right with branches of pine needles forming triangular shapes resembling mountains in a distant landscape. Above and below the branches are three cloud bands in alternating light and dark washes of cobalt blue. In the foreground, a small blooming orchid reaches toward the left of the dish, balancing the gentle sway of the pine tree.
Large Dish with Landscape

Large Dish with Landscape

1750s–80s

Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)

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