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Dish with stylized flowers

Factory:
Doccia manufactory
Date:
ca. 1745–50
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Overall, irregular diameter (confirmed): 1 3/4 x 13 x 13 1/4 in. (4.4 x 33 x 33.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.312
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The blue-and-white decorative scheme of this plate is a clear allusion to Chinese porcelains decorated in this manner, while the stylization of the floral decoration—for which stencils were used—alludes to styles found in the Iznik pottery of Turkey.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue, on underside: Cathedral dome
Robert L. Michael , Millwood, Virginia (about 1980–90; sold to MMA)
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