Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze and gilding (Jingdezhen ware)
Diam. 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm)
Gift of Michael L. Rosenberg, 2001
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
The chaos that marked the transition from the Ming to the Qing dynasty in the mid-seventeenth century spurred European demand for Japanese porcelains, which began to be exported in significant numbers. As production resumed in China, Chinese potters sometimes re-created the Japanese styles—characterized by the dense pattering on the rim—that the European markets desired.