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Dish with Japanese court woman and birds

Date:
early 18th century, decoration ca. 1750
Culture:
Chinese with Dutch decoration
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.140
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
A Dutch rendition of a scene from a Japanese tale decorates this dish manufactured at the Jingdezhen kilns of southeastern China. The standing figure of a man wearing a stylized Chinese costume may have been borrowed from a Netherlandish print depicting what was believed to be Eastern modes of dress.
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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