Large Plate with Floral Design (Translation)
龍泉窯青釉菊瓣刻花紋大盤 明 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

16th century
Longquan ware; stoneware with carved and molded design under green glaze
Overall: 3 × 15 in. (7.62 × 38.1 cm)
Monochrome glazed wares were one of the first Chinese ceramics exported to Southeast Asia, India, and the Near East. Such examples have been found from shipwreck sites in the South China Sea. This type of plate, which imitates Islamic ware in shape, was favored by royalty and nobility in the Near East.
Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Gift of Mrs. William C. Watson
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