Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • China
    active: China
  • platter, early 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • porcelain, overglazing, enamel
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.7 x 37.8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/4 x 14 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1776

Round, porcelain platter with blue/red/brown overglaze and ome gilt. The border pattern consists of acanthus leaf scrolls which enclose large, red poppies and small blue flowers. A fish roe design fills all of the border and forms a background for the flowers. In the center is a design of flowers, twigs, a small vase and book. The under side of the rim has dark red outlines of four flowers.