DISH, Blue-and-white porcelain with peony scroll design

Cultural Property Important Cultural Property
Date1 Yuan dynasty
Date2 14th century
Kiln Jingdezhen ware
Height (cm) 8.3
Mouth Diameter (cm) 44.5
Weight (g) 3880
Credit Line The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (gift of Mr. TOHATA Kenzo), photograph by 〓(Please credit the name of the photographer which is indicated at the bottom left of each image)
Accession No. 01147
Description This large dish has a rare drawing of the front view, side view and back view of a peony in the center. The veins of the petals and leaves are incised, pooling the cobalt blue pigment and producing a shadow effect. Decoration with bands of baoxianghua scrolls and vines in concentric circles surrounding the center motif is thought to be an influence from the metal ware of the Islam culture, to which Yuan blue-and-white ware had been exported.
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