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Catalog Number 2013.11.2
Object Name Platter
Description Deep rectangular platter or tureen stand with clipped corners, decorated in underglaze blue with a wide scroll and floral border on the rim and a river scene in the center of the well with a boat under a tree on the left and a domed and crenelated building on the right with fish and ducks in the foreground.

This dish is unfinished; it has the underglaze blue decoration but the famille rose enameled details that would have completed the design were never executed. Missing are, among other details, a woman standing on the boat (the broken line of the boat's gunwale shows where she would have stood) and flowers in the tree overshadowing the boat.

The dish itself and the underglaze blue decoration would have been done in a potter's shop in Jingdezhen. Once made and painted, the piece would have been fired in a kiln. It then would have been passed to overglaze enamel painters who would have completed the design and then fired the enamels in the muffle kiln.

Year Range from 1760
Year Range to 1775
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
On View No