Chinese for export
Height x width: 2.9 × 36.2 × 27.9 cm (1 1/8 × 14 1/4 × 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Porcelain with underglaze blue
Not On View
Octagonal serving platter, possibly from a unique dinner service. The center is painted with a view of Guangzhou (Canton) and the distant White Cloud mountains. Beyond the crenellated walls at the edge of the Pearl River are the Flowery Pagoda, the Mohammedan or Plain Tower, and the Watchtower, or Pavilion Overlooking the Sea.
Two paper labels affixed to the underside:
"Polly Latham Asian Art" and "William and Gretchen Viall Collection"
May 31, 2000, sold by Polly Latham Asian Art, Boston, to Gretchen E. 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)
Gift of Mr. William A. Viall III in memory of Gretchen E. Viall