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ca. 1736
Origin: China, Jingdezhen
D: 15 1/2in.
Porcelain, hard-paste
Museum Purchase, Wesley and Elise H. Wright in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Hofheimer II and in honor of John C. Austin
Acc. No. 2013-57
Large dish with 2" marley, decorated in opaque enamels in Japanese style. The asymmetrical motif features two 'auspicious', crabs in the cavetto with peonies, bamboo, and small pine branches crossing the marley and cavetto on three sides. One crab is rendered in gilt and as are several bamboo leaves.

"H. Moog/ ATLANTA" gold on black oval label on base

Condition excellent- only kiln frit in well and on base. A few knife marks.
Label:This Chinese export porcelain dish is decorated in opaque enamels featuring two auspicious crabs opposite a number of peonies.
Provenance:Collection of H. Moog via Alex Cooper Auctions