Dish with a scene of tea cultivation

Chinese for export
about 1730-1750


12 1/2 in (31.75 cm) in diameter

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)



Dish, from a set showing tea production and marketing, probably made for the Dutch market


On underside in underglaze in blue: 18


About 1990/2000, probably sold by Polly Latham Asian Art, Boston, to Gretchen Viall (d. 2016), Providence, RI; 2016, by inheritance to her son, William A. Viall, III, Providence; 2016, gift of William A. Viall to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. William A. Viall III in memory of Gretchen E. Viall