Overall: 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 13 cm )
Pearlware plate with molded floral border on brim highlighted with red, blue, yellow, and green enamel and serpentine rim; at center, blue transfer-printed image of a male figure seated on a pillow and smoking a pipe, with touches of yellow, green, and red enamel and inscription.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
printed: on obverse above and below image: "THE MANDARIN./Without the Bottle and the Board,/The Mandarin sits at ease./To him the pipe can Ry afford,/In Life Wha trifles please"
Label affixed to reverse reads, "698/Eng." ("Eng" inscribed over "Amer") This plate may be part of the Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman.
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