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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.287
Title
Dish with fish decor
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 金 三彩碟
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
12th-early 13th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Jin dynasty, 1115-1234
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/190218
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cizhou-type ware: earthenware with sancai (three-color) glaze
Technique
Lead glaze
Dimensions
H. 2.4 x Diam. 13.2 cm (15/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: brush-written in black ink on base:: 魏十一
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, November 1999] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (1999-2006), partial gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.287
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small shallow circular dish with decoration of a fish surrounded by a lotus and water weeds incised on the center floor; buff earthenware with yellow, aubergine, and green lead-fluxed glazes over a white slip ground; with inscription reading 魏十一 (Wei shiyi; “Wei eleven”) brush written in black ink on the unglazed base after firing.
Commentary
Compare to:
Sancai dish of nearly identical form and color palette in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing. See Zhongguo taoci quanji [The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics], vol. 9: Liao, Xi Xia, Jin [Liao, Xi Xia, and Jin dynasties] (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 2000), no. 229, pp. 237 and 317.

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