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Dish with Flowers and Birds

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66)
Date:
dated 1561
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Diam. of foot 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.253.48
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The inscription written on the base both gives a date and indicates that this piece was commissioned for the court.
Inscription: An eight-character inscription, "Jiajing xinyou jinshen jiaqi," ("Excellent vessel for Official use. The xinyou year of the Jiajing period").
This date corresponds to the year 1561
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