dish

dish

1500s
Country
China
dish
Gift of Jan and Frederick R. Mayer
2003.33
. dish. 1500s. Gift of Jan and Frederick R. Mayer. 2003.33.
Dimensions
height: 2.25 in, 5.7150 cm; diameter: 5.063 in, 12.8600 cm
Inscription
Numbered "362"; NMP number applied to base "56107".
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Dish
1500s, Ming Dynasty
China
Porcelain
Gift of Jan and Frederick R. Mayer 
2003.26

This blue and white dish, recovered from the San Isidro shipwreck off the coast of Philippines, is a fine example of Zhangzhou ware exported from China during the late 1500s. The interior of this dish is decorated with a character reading "fu" (blessing) enclosed within two rings painted cobalt blue. The short ring foot of this dish has residue of sand, a result of the firing process and a characteristic of Zhangzhou porcelains.

Exhibition History
  • DAM "Sunken Treasures," Nov. 18, 2000 - Oct. 20, 2002