A Ko Akae late ming / transitional shallow dish with a nice decoration of a the Three Friend of winter. This is a rare piece.
The text is read horizontally and vertically. It talks about the 3 friends of winter, flowers blooming announcing spring.
Three Friends of Winter
Pine, bamboo and prunus (plum) all symbolizes long life. Since they can all endure cold weather as in 'flourishing under adverse conditions' they are often shown together as the "Three Friends of Winter" or "The Three Friends". Together they symbolize longevity, perseverance, and integrity being the virtues of the ideal scholar-gentleman, and also the three main religions of China - Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism.
Source: Nilson, J. Gotheborg: Antique Chinese and Japanese Porcelain Collectors' Help and Info Page. Retrieved from the Gotheborg website.
Overall Condition Good Rimfritting, hairline & base hairline;. Size; 150mm
17th century Transitional (1620 - 1661)
- 17e eeuw
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Blauw en wit
- Titel kunstwerk
- Ko Akae/Akai Dish 17C Ming Three Friends Of Winter
- Goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 0×150×150 mm