Dish with stenciled decoration

Manufactory Doccia Porcelain Manufactory Italian
Factory director Marchese Carlo Ginori

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201

The blue-and-white decorative scheme of this plate is a clear allusion to Chinese porcelains decorated in this manner, while the stylization of the floral decoration—for which stencils were used—alludes to styles found in the Iznik pottery of Turkey.

Dish with stenciled decoration, Doccia Porcelain Manufactory (Italian, 1737–1896), Hard-paste porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze, Italian, Florence

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