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Chinese dish, slip painted with flower blossoms

Image attached to OC.79-1938

An image of Dish. Unknown. Production place: Pinghe County, Zhangzhou, China. A large, relatively heavily potted dish with deep rounded sides, a narrow flat, up-turned rim, and a slanting foot ring. The centre is slip painted with three stylised flower blossoms, each with a dense ring of slender petals radiating from the centre, terminating in elongated drops, and joined by a single central stem. The cavetto is filled with stylised lotus with feathery leaves alternating with flower branches; the flowers are formed by concentric dotted lines and the curved stems by parallel dotted lines. Similar painted flowers and feathery leaves form a border round the flat rim. Porcelain, decorated inside and out with a white glaze overlaid by an olive green glaze, and inside with raised white slip applied in tiny dots and thin lines. Diameter 39.2 cm, height 9.5 cm, 16th/17th Century. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

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Dish. Unknown. Production place: Pinghe County, Zhangzhou, China. A large, relatively heavily potted dish with deep rounded sides, a narrow flat, up-turned rim, and a slanting foot ring. The centre is slip painted with three stylised flower blossoms, each with a dense ring of slender petals radiating from the centre, terminating in elongated drops, and joined by a single central stem. The cavetto is filled with stylised lotus with feathery leaves alternating with flower branches; the flowers are formed by concentric dotted lines and the curved stems by parallel dotted lines. Similar painted flowers and feathery leaves form a border round the flat rim. Porcelain, decorated inside and out with a white glaze overlaid by an olive green glaze, and inside with raised white slip applied in tiny dots and thin lines. Diameter 39.2 cm, height 9.5 cm, 16th/17th Century. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

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  • Accession Number: OC.79-1938
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 927 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 604.54kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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16th Century 17th Century blossom ceramics Chinese dish Fitz_AA floral flowers glazed green Ming Dynasty olive green on-glazed onglaze overglaze slip slip-coated slipware studio ceramics

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