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Covered Box with Seated Sage
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Covered Box with Seated Sage


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Description This small white porcelain covered box is decorated with underglaze cobalt blue painting and colored overglaze enamels of green, light green, red, yellow, mustard and brown. At the center is a seated sage resting his chin upon his hands, which are crossed over one another on a raised left knee. The serene and smiling figure resides in the shade of bamboo and is surrounded by a border of bright technicolor flower blossoms. The round medallion in which the sage is seated is centered on the round and slightly domed top of the box.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1620-1640
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.305
Measurements
H: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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