Porcelain dish with a border on blue ground with three panels of trees with gilding
- Object Number: 729
- Simple Name: dish
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- Production Place: Japan
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- Summary: Porcelain dish with a border on blue ground with three panels of trees with gilding. Depicting the prunus, pine and bamboo, the three friends of winter. Central panel with gold ground and clusters of figures painted in green, orange, brown, light blue, black and white. Wavy edge with cafe au lait rim. Underglaze blue painted scrolls on the reverse. Documented as 'an interesting piece'.
- Terms:East Asian
- Additional Notes: This dish depcits prunus, pine and bamboo, the Three Friends of Winter. They are symbols of longevity and also represent the qualities of a gentleman. They can also be seen to represent the three religions of Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery