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Dish

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
ca. 1600
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Diam. of foot 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.170.1
Not on view
The basic form of the bowl, with a thin body, is derived from a Dutch press-metalwork prototype. The foliate rim, however, is a Chinese modification. The division of the decoration into discrete fields, delineated by linear and ogival frames, is a manner the Chinese potter adopted for certain types of export ware. The motifs, including the central one of the eagle and the rising sun, are commonly seen in Chinese decorative arts of the period.
Marking: Mark: a crane (curious and rare).
[ Tonying & Co. , New York, until 1924; sold to MMA]
New York. China Institute in America. "China Trade Porcelain: A Study in Double Reflections," October 10, 1973–January 27, 1974.

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. "Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and Its Impace on the Western World," October 3, 1985–December 1, 1985.

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