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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
Stanley Herzman , New York (until 1991; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Selection of Chinese Ceramics from the Adele and Stanley Herzman Collection," June 1, 1990–August 26, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Four Seasons," January 28, 2006–August 13, 2006.

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