metalworker; enameler; calligrapher
People's Republic of China [Zhongguo]
pressing; high firing
18.2 cm ( 7 3/16 inches) [circumference at the mouth] x 2.75 cm (1 3/16 inches) [height]
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This white bowl is decorated with a transfer of Mao's calligraphy in red, surrounded by a blue airplane and cloud pattern on the flat rim. The inscription reads: "Increase vigilance; defend the homeland" [in Chinese characters - Tigao jingti baowei zuguo Mao Zedong]. A green bowstring decorates the outer edge of the rim.
pictorial seal: "Airplane Brand, Type II, Hangzhou Enamel Factory" [in Chinese characters - 61. 7. 2 (6) Feiji pai yi xing Hangzhou tangei chang].
on bottom of bowl
This object was acquired by the donor at Baoguosi in May 2005
cultural artifacts; propaganda
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz, New York, United States)
Study Collection. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
modern Chinese styles and periods
Hongzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China [Zhongguo]
Gift of Alfreda Murck
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