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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Bowl

Kangxi period

Description

Finely decorated with scholar poets celebrating in garden at night.   All beautifully painted in deep and vibrant underglaze blue.  The decoration is likely a scene from the famous Gathering at the Lanting (Orchid) Pavilion that took place in the Six dynasties.  It was a famed gathering of literati who composed poems while they drank wine.  Certain participants were particularly famous for their caligraphy and poetic skills.  (Note the inkstones, brushes, adn albums on the long table).
Diameter: 8 inches (20 cm.)
Ex: Private American Collection (acquired in the 1980’s)

 

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