Subject:Design Motifs on Japanese or Chinese Porcelain Dish
Posted By: Cliff Nunn Wed, Mar 25, 2020 IP: 126.96.36.199
Hi, I wondered if anyone could help me better understand the design motifs on this Japanese or Chinese porcelain/pottery dish, which has stenciled designs in underglaze blue, and hand painted designs to the front, of a tree in winter with the moon, at night. The reverse has a "three scrolls" design, and the central medallion seems to be a "Three Friends of Winter" motif. I am unsure of the period and origin, but am assuming it is second half of the 19th Century or early 20th Century. Are there any special meanings assigned to a scene of a tree and moon in winter? And are the scrolls a special meaning of scholarly pursuit or the arts? Thanks!