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Dish with Gardenias

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China, Asia

Hongzhi Period (1488-1505)


Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze yellow enamel decoration

1 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches (4.2 x 26 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 236, Asian Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944

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The Hongzhi period (1488–1505) is acclaimed for producing the best yellow glazes of the Ming dynasty. Here, strong yellow enamel was applied over a bold, underglaze cobalt blue design of floral sprays on the front and back of the dish. Such distinctive colored wares were made from the fifteenth to the early sixteenth century and used throughout the imperial palace.

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