Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dish with figures in a landscape

Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
probably German
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt blue pigment (Delftware)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.6
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.
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)
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