Abstract representations of birds are seen most often on painted porcelain and Pearlwares. Stylized birds tend to be represented by short curved line in a V-formation or as V-shaped or M-shaped creatures themselves, painted much like the way we associate with children’s drawings of birds. An example of particularly abstract birds are below.
An esepcially abstract example of stylized birds.
The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.
Cataloging Example for the Featured Sherd:
||Painted, under free hand
||Purple-Blue, Intense Dark