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Garden Stool

Chinese

Artwork Details

Garden Stool
1880-1910
Chinese
porcelain with blue underglaze painting
19 7/16 in. x 14 15/16 in. ( 49.4 cm x 38 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by a gift of Sarah and Otto Graf
1991/2.60

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Ceramic garden stools first came into fashion in China in the early Tang / T’ang dynasty (618–907), and each successive period has contributed new designs and techniques to this favorite and most practical piece of furniture. This pair of stools is decorated with motifs of birds and flowers of the four seasons, in a reserve white against a deep cobalt blue.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.

Physical Description:

This garden stool is decorated with motifs of birds and flowers of the four seasons, in a reserve white against a deep cobalt blue.

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