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Leslie Warwick and Peter Warwick
New Perspectives on Chinese Export Blue-and-White Canton Porcelain

Ceramics in America 2012

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Blue-and-white dish, Canton, China, 1785–1835. Porcelain. H. 13", W. 16 1/2". (Private collection; unless otherwise noted, all photos by Leslie Warwick.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Blue-and-white plate, Canton, China, 1785–1835. Porcelain. D. 9". (Private collection.) 

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Blue-and-white pitcher, Canton, China, 1785–1835. H. 14 1/2". (Private collection.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Detail of the border of the Canton dish illustrated in fig. 1, showing an outer starry border, clouds, and an inner cavetto fence.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Detail of the Canton dish illustrated in fig. 1, showing rocks, two intertwined trees, and a waterwheel.

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Rocks (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 131).

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Tall dark pine intertwined with a white deciduous tree (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 85).

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Waterwheel (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 290).

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Bridge (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 286). 

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Detail of the Canton dish illustrated in fig. 1, showing a bridge, a willow tree, and a scholar in a pavilion. 

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Pavilion (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 296).

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Lookouts (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 268).

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Willow trees (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 112).

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Detail of the Canton dish illustrated in fig. 1, showing a pagoda, clusters of houses, fishing boats, and mountains.

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Riverboats (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 304).

  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    Pagodas (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 292).

  • Figure 17
    Figure 17

    Two kinds of mountains (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, pp. 188, 194).

  • Figure 18
    Figure 18

    Left: Leaves of the marsh orchid (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, p. 335). Right: Leaves of the grass orchid (ibid., p. 344).