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This magnificent service plate for formal occasions was made for export to the Middle East, most likely Iran. A similar example exists in the Topkapi Saray Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration
DATES 16th to mid-17th century (possibly)
DYNASTY Ming Dynasty
PERIOD Ming Dynasty
DIMENSIONS 3 15/16 x 20 3/8 in. (10 x 51.8 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. Alvin E. Friedman-Kien
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CAPTION Charger, 16th to mid-17th century (possibly). Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration, 3 15/16 x 20 3/8 in. (10 x 51.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Alvin E. Friedman-Kien, 2004.112.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.112.18_top_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE top, 2004.112.18_top_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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