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Dish with Stylized Flowers

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Cloisonné enamel
Dimensions:
Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Cloisonné
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward G. Kennedy, 1929
Accession Number:
29.110.97
Not on view
During the sixteenth century there was a general decline in the quality of official wares in all media, including cloisonné. Attention centered on productivity and efficiency, a change from the fifteenth century, when the primary aim was to make the finest objects regardless of cost. The duller palette and imprecise enameling and gilding show the effects of the commercially oriented production of the time.
Marking: Da Ming Qingtai.
Edward Guthrie Kennedy , New York (until 1929)
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