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Pair of Chinese Porcelain Planter Pots

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Pair of Chinese Porcelain Planter Pots, 1862-1874
Porcelain
6 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (16.83 cm x 24.77 cm x 24.77 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE16


Marks
Blue seal on the bottom of each pot, which is a Tongzhi mark, dating it 1862-1874. Pot "b" has a sticker on the bottom reading "Made in China," and another reading "Scripps Art Dept." Pot "a" has a sticker reading "Scripps 49 P10 (illegible)" on the bottom.

Medium
Cast porcelain pots with painted decoration in glaze.

Object Description
Pair of Chinese porcelain planter pots with floral designs and peacocks in bright colors against a white background. The interiors are glazed white. There is a decorative floral border around the top edge and a decorative geometric border below the lip. This piece was a mass produced functional object, used as a planter or fish bowl.

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