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Plate

Factory:
Roos Factory
Date:
ca. 1727–55
Culture:
Dutch, Delft
Medium:
Tin-enameled earthenware
Dimensions:
Diameter: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
54.147.98
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
The arrival of large quantities of Chinese porcelain had a dramatic impact on European ceramics. One result was the borrowing by Europeans of a range of motifs such as the phoenix and qilin, two mythical creatures commonly depicted in Chinese art.
Marking: In blue on underside: Roos
Private Collection , Holland ; [ Alex Ball , New York; to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)
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