Description This form first appeared in Neolithic times, and eventually it was said to symbolize the earth. At the corners appear eight trigrams, symbols of the eight elements- heaven, earth, water, fire, thunder, mountain, valley, and wind.
- Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Reign mark of the Qianlong emperor
Credit Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931
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