An image of Quatrefoil dish

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Quatrefoil dish

Location
Not on display
Further information

The following is a translation [of the poem] 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, pg. 34.

Place of origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Jiaqing 1796–1820
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
2.3 x 16.0 x 12.0 cm
Credit
Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
Accession number
138.2003