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Dish with flowers and birds

ca. 1660
Dutch, Delft
Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt blue pigment (Delftware)
Overall: 1 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (3.8 × 24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
Most likely introduced from the Islamic world, where it had developed in the ninth century in response to imported Chinese ceramics, the use of a tin-based glaze to cover a dark earthenware body has a long history in Europe. Here, the tin glaze is painted with blue pigment on a plate whose shape and design parallel Chinese kraak ware.
[ A. Vecht , until 1930; sold to MMA ]
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