plate

plate

1700s
Country
China
plate
Gift of May Wilfley in memory of her parents, A. R. Wilfley and Addie M. Wilfley
1974.56
. plate. 1700s. Gift of May Wilfley in memory of her parents, A. R. Wilfley and Addie M. Wilfley. 1974.56.
Dimensions
height: 1 5/8 in, 4.1275 cm; diameter: 10 3/4 in, 27.3050 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Charger
1700s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911) 
China
Porcelain
Gift of May Wilfley in memory of her parents, A. R. Wilfley and Addie M. Wilfley
1974.56

This blue-and-white porcelain charger has a decorative pattern and foliated edge typical of kraakware, a Chinese export ceramic. Starting in the 1600s, Chinese kilns began to produce foliate-edged blue-and-white porcelains for Asian markets, and these porcelains eventually reached Europe, primarily as a Dutch import. This kind of kraakware, also characterized by its loose painting style, was produced in mass quantities at Jingdezhen and Zhangzhou kilns during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In addition to its popularity in Europe, kraakware was particularly favored by the Ottoman court.