CRE UNKNOWN; This is a Qing dynasty foot bath, tank or wash basin (late18th century). Handpainted decoration inside depicts floral bands to inside top rim and a landscape scene depicting pavilions, islands, water and boats. Along the outside rim is a Jingedezhen floral design amongst horizontal line bands. This item is part of the collection of over 330 pieces of Chinese ceramics and approximately 15 items of Japanese ceramics from the estate of James McNeill Whistler, gifted and bequeathed by the artist's sister-in-law, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), in 1935 and 1958.
Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958.