Composite body, luster-painted
Gr. H. 2 5/16 in. (6.2 cm), Max. Diam. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
Gift of Edwin Binney 3rd, and Purchase, Richard S. Perkins Gift, 1977 (1977.126)
Monochrome ceramics painted in luster often include stylized human figures. In this exampleoutstanding for its originality and skill of executionthe lively caricature-like quality of the seated man holding a beaker and flowering branch is enhanced by the two birds that hold fish in their beaks but look like they are kissing.