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Garden Stool

Accession Number
1991/2.59

Title
Garden Stool

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1880-1910

Medium & Support
porcelain with blue underglaze painting

Dimensions
18 7/16 in. x 14 15/16 in. ( 46.8 cm x 38 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by a gift of Sarah and Otto Graf

Label 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 Type
stool

Additional Object Classification(s)


Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
dragon
gardens

3 Related Resources

Docent Materials for Beyond Borders: Global Africa
(Part of: Docent Information From Training Continuing Education Sessions)
Cobalt & Blue
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)

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