Seven Sages of the Bamboo Forest
Quadrangular with high neck and sloped shoulders. Three color (yellow, green and aubergine) famille noire enamel glazes. Four panels showing careers of the "Seven Sages of the Bamboo Forest". Four most popular Chinese stars around neck. Scroll design border around the lower part of neck and Ju-i scepter in each corner with peony flower between each two. Edges and area from rim of mouth to neck of interior glazed with creamy white. Flat foot with square recessed center six character mark in blue reading "made during the reigning years of the Emperor Cheng Hua, of the grat Ming Dynasty". *sold as Kang Hsi period, but thought by some specialists to be Ming.
Bequest of Robert C. Alexander
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