(China – )
Tea bowl and cover decorated with floral motifs and a poem by Jiaqing Emperor
- Not on display
- Further information
'The main decorative theme on the exterior of bowl and cover is a poem dated 1797 composed by the Chia-ch'ing [Jiaqing] emperor. The following is a translation by Dr. S.W. Bushell, 'Oriental Ceramic Art'. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1899.
"Finest tribute tea of the first picking
And a bright full moon prompt a line of verse.
A lively fire glows in a bamboo stove
The water is boiling in the stone griddle,
Small bubbles rise like eyes of fish or crab.
Of rare Ch'i-chiang tea, rolled in tiny balls,
One cup is enough to lighten the heart,
And dissipate the early winter chill."
Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, 1977.
- Place of origin
- China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Jiaqing 1796–1820
- porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
- 8.4 x 10.8 cm
a - bowl; 5.6 x 10.8 cm
b - cover; 3.1 x 9.9 cm
- Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
- Accession number