The stylized flowers in the center ultimately derive from Chinese prototypes; however, the rendering of the blossoms, probably those of a lotus, and their arrangement, differ from those found in Yuan and Ming porcelains, as does the stylized decoration on the rim.
Rudolf M. Riefstahl, New York (until 1929; sold to MMA)
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