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A2453 Plate, blue with Arabic script and floral deceoration, porcelain, maker unknown, Ming dynasty, China, 1368-1644. Click to enlarge.

Chinese plate

Made
Shallow bowl glaze in blue grey with painted glaze decoration of stylised Arabic script, stylised chrysanthemums and foliage. The repetitive design is broken into two sections, centre and rim, by two sets of concentric circles.
Plate found in East Africa

Summary

Object No.

A2453

Object Statement

Plate, blue with Arabic script and floral deceoration, porcelain, maker unknown, Ming dynasty, China, 1368-1644

Physical Description

Shallow bowl glaze in blue grey with painted glaze decoration of stylised Arabic script, stylised chrysanthemums and foliage. The repetitive design is broken into two sections, centre and rim, by two sets of concentric circles.
Plate found in East Africa

Marks

Possibly stamped under base the letter 'D'. Stylised Arabic script in decoration.

Dimensions

Height

49 mm

Production

Made

Notes

The dish was made for export in China during the late Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 or early Qing Dynasty 1644-1911.

History

Notes

The plate was found in a tomb in East Africa.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1922

Acquisition Date

4 July 1922

Cite this Object

Harvard

Chinese plate 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 August 2021, <https://ma.as/174989>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/174989 |title=Chinese plate |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=6 August 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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