Garden StoolArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1880-1910Medium & Supportporcelain with blue underglaze paintingDimensions
18 7/16 in. x 14 15/16 in. ( 46.8 cm x 38 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by a gift of Sarah and Otto GrafLabel copy
Ceramic garden stools first came into fashion in China in the early Tang 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.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypestoolAdditional Object Classification(s)Collection AreaAsianRights
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