Plate

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PLATE

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Date: 17th Century
Origins: China, Ming Dynasty
Category: Glazed and Enamelled Porcelain
Dimensions: D. 36.5 cm
Classification:

Summary:

This large Ming plate is painted with an enamel overglaze known as wu t’sai (‘five colours’). The Arabic calligraphy is expertly executed. This plate is classified as a ‘Swatow good’, denoting the Chinese ceramic exports of the 16th and 17th centuries (after the harbour city of Shantou, Guangdong, from where they were shipped).