Plate with Dragon and Waves


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.

Plate with Dragon and Waves, Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze and gilding (Jingdezhen ware), China

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