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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1610-1630 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case EXP

In the Middle East, locally produced ceramics had a lower status than imported Chinese porcelain. Even the most impressive fritware dishes from Iran were made for use, whereas Chinese porcelain was for display.

Physical description

Kraak type dish painted with two phoenixes in the centre, the border shows sunflower and miscellaneous objects within panels.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1610-1630 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue


Diameter: 48.5 cm

Object history note

Acquired in Persia

Descriptive line

Cer, China, Ming, blue and white

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, p.104

Labels and date

Chinese porcelain exported to the Middle East
China, Jingdezhen, about 1600
538-1888 [2009]

Production Note

Border VII.2


Ceramics; Food vessels & Tableware


East Asia Collection

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