teapot with attached lid
People's Republic of China [Zhongguo]
This object is dated in the 1970s because of the short-lived simplified Chinese character for jian in the factory seal.
porcelain (material); glaze
ceramics (object genre); ceramic process; glazing (coating)
14 cm (5 1/2 inches [height to rim]
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The front decoration depicts the famous story "Sima Guang smashing a water jar to save a friend" ("Sima Guang za gang"). The back features a close-up image of plum blossom. The decoration was first outlined with decal and sprayed with a coat of orange color, then finished with yellow hand-painted details. The plain white lid is not original to the piece and was replaced by the last owner.
kiln mark on bottom of foot: "Jianguo ceramic factory, made in Jianxi Province [in Chinese characters - Jianguo cichang Jiangxi chupin]"
This item was acquired by the donor at Panjiayuan Market, Beijing.
cultural artifacts; propaganda; folk tales
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
Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China [Zhongguo]
Gift of Alfreda Murck
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