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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    16th century-early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sydney Vacher

  • Museum number:

    C.459-1918

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 1

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. Saucer-shaped. Outside decorated with two vine-branches with grapes and a squirrel; inside, a landscape border with ducks, and in the centre, in a circular medallion, two pheasants, one on a large fungus, and other birds, including two ducks, swimming in a lake.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

16th century-early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 cm

Object history note

Originally acquired at Damascus, Syria.

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, China (Jingdezhen), Ming dynasty, 16th century-early 17th century

Production Note

from label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Ducks (birds); Vine scrolls; Landscapes; Squirrel; Fungi

Categories

China in Persia; Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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