Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt blue pigment (Delftware)
Diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The East Asian motif of figures in a landscape was frequently chosen for kraak ware in the early seventeenth century. The decoration of this dish employs the same motif, painted in a style based on Japanese prototypes of the mid-seventeenth century. The lobed form is derived from European metalwork dishes.
Artist: Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)Date: ca. 1727, mounts and flowers ca. 1750Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with gilt-bronze mounts and soft-paste porcelain flowersAccession: 1982.60.256On view in:Gallery 540