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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Peter Sparks

  • Museum number:

    C.161-1932

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 7, shelf 2

Physical description

'Swatow' type dish of porcelain, saucer-shaped. Painted in blackish blue under a greyish glaze with a long-tailed bird and a formal flower; border of stylised devices in rough lobed panels. The foot is nearly covered with sand and grit.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.3 cm

Object history note

From Thanh Hóa, Vietnam.

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Birds; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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