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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.286
Title
Dish with blossoming plant 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/191328
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with three-color (sancai) lead glaze
Technique
Lead glaze
Dimensions
H. 2.2 x Diam. 14.5 cm (7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)
Provenance
[Alberts-Langdon, Inc., Boston, March 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
2006.170.286
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small shallow circular dish with decoration of a blossoming plant incised on the center floor; buff earthenware with variegated green and yellow lead-fluxed glazes over a white-slip ground; dated inscription brush written in ink on the unglazed base after firing.
Commentary
Compare to:
Cizhou sancai dish of nearly identical form and decoration from a private collection published in The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics, The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, auct. cat., Christie’s (New York: 22 March 2018), lot 509.

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