Sep 28, 2012
Sep 28, 2012

Bowl with Decoration of the "Three Friends"

Bowl with Decoration of the "Three Friends"


Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration

Diameter: 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.); Overall: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1953.631


Pine, bamboo, and plum blossom are known as the “Three Friends” of winter as metaphors of the scholar-gentleman’s ideal of integrity, endurance, loftiness, and purity.

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