Porcelain with underglaze
6 character mark "Da Ming xuande nian zhi" on the base.
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Henry L. Batterman Fund
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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
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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.
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