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MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 1368–1644
    DYNASTY Ming Dynasty
    PERIOD Ming Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (1.6 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS 6 character mark "Da Ming xuande nian zhi" on the base.
    CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chinese blue-and-white porcelain plate. Made of fine-grained porcelain clay which fires tan on exposure to the kiln. Many small imperfections in body clay. Wide flat rim with scalloped edge; sturdy foot rim. Painted in underglaze cobalt which fires to a silvery blue. Rim design of lotus. Central design of cranes and pine. Under rim design of bird and flowering branch. All executed in an outline and wash technique. 6 character mark Da Ming xuande nian zhi on the base. This piece dates to the 16th century and is an example of Kraak Porcelain.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Plate, 1368–1644. Porcelain with underglaze, 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (1.6 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 47.201. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.201_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 47.201_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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