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Gravy Dish

Decorative Arts

On View: Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
The blurred lines of the cobalt decoration on this small tureen are a sign of low-grade materials and less skilled workmanship. Porcelains of this inferior quality would not have been acceptable to an elite Chinese audience, but they were exported in very large numbers to Europe. Their port of departure, Nanking, gave its name to these wares, but they were likely made at the porcelain kilns of Jingdezhen.
MEDIUM Nankeen ware porcelain
DATES late 18th century
DIMENSIONS Assembled: 6 11/16 x 8 9/16 x 6 5/16 in. (17 x 21.7 x 16 cm) Platter only (a): 7/8 x 8 9/16 x 6 5/16 in. (2.3 x 21.7 x 16 cm) Tureen only (b): 3 7/8 x 7 11/16 x 4 15/16 in. (9.8 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm) Lid only (c): 2 15/16 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (7.5 x 15.5 x 11.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 44.139.5a-c
CREDIT LINE Gift of Sarah D. Gardiner
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Lowestoft Porcelain Factory. Gravy Dish, late 18th century. Nankeen ware porcelain, Assembled: 6 11/16 x 8 9/16 x 6 5/16 in. (17 x 21.7 x 16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sarah D. Gardiner, 44.139.5a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.44.139.5a_top.jpg)
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Lowestoft Porcelain Factory. <em>Gravy Dish</em>, late 18th century. Nankeen ware porcelain, Assembled: 6 11/16 x 8 9/16 x 6 5/16 in. (17 x 21.7 x 16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sarah D. Gardiner, 44.139.5a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.44.139.5a_top.jpg)