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Dish with rocks, flowers, and birds

Date:
1725–30
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
In addition to the standard motif of rocks, flowers, and birds, several of the Eight Treasures—which originated in Buddhist art but are here employed as general symbols of good fortune—decorate the molded rim of the plate, whose shape was copied from contemporaneous French silver.
Hans Syz
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