dish BM-Franks.486.+

Period:Ming dynasty Production date:1600-1630 (circa)
Technique:glazed, painted,
Subjects:pagoda landscape
Dimensions:Diameter: 38.50 centimetres Height: 9.50 centimetres

Large ‘Swatow’-type’ porcelain servng dish, painted in polychrome enamels. Identical in form to BM Franks 485+, this large ‘Swatow-type’ serving dish has rounded sides, a narrow flat up-turned rim and an inverted gritty foot ring. It is covered inside and out with a dove-grey glaze and sketchily painted in red, turquoise and black enamels. The central motif is known as the ‘split pagoda’ design. In the cavetto are four identical indecipherable red seal impressions, alternating with four spiky framed roundels, which show landscape scenes with a figure holding a parasol, or waterscapes.
图片[1]-dish BM-Franks.486.+-China Archive 图片[2]-dish BM-Franks.486.+-China Archive 图片[3]-dish BM-Franks.486.+-China Archive

Comments:Harrison-Hall 2001:The ‘split pagoda’ design has provoked much discussion. It shows a three-storeyed pagoda parting to reveal a route which connects forested mountains to an island with three tall buildings. It has been suggested that the design is copied from a Ming period map, possibly of Jingdezhen. While this is possible, it is unlikely, as Jingdezhen is not where the dish was made. Shards from this type of dish have been excavated in Pinghe in Fujian province.Dishes of this type are quite common and were made for export to South-east Asia. Another example, collected in Indonesia, is in the Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, while one with minor variations in the design is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Two further examples are in the Seikado Bunko Art Museum, Tokyo.
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