Reciting Poetry in a Garden

Stonepaste; polychrome glaze within black wax resist outlines (cuerda seca technique) | 89.5in | First quarter 17th century

Unknown Artist

A lush landscape provides the setting for a picnic, complete with fruit and beverages in Chinese‑style blue-and-white vessels. Two men sit in conversation, one writing and holding a safina (an oblong format book typically containing poetry), flanked ...
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