A Rare Blue and White Dish with a scene of the Canton Waterfront
Decorated with a view of the City of Guangzhou known as Canton and the Pearl River waterfront
Several features are still visible which would have been familiar to those in the 18thC;
To the right is the Five Story Pagoda known as the Watchtower or Pavilion Overlooking the Sea ( Zhenhai Lou),
To the left is The Flowery Pagoda with seven roofs, to the upper left is the Temple of Filial Piety,
Left of centre is the tenth century Light Tower Minaret all within the old City Wall.
Diameter: 9 5/8″ (24.5 cm)
Condition: there is some glaze crazing to one end of the dish.
See ‘The Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics From the Peabody Essex Museum’
No. 51, p 144 for a tureen, cover and stand