On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
This plate was made in the imperial porcelain kilns at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Its delicate decoration depicts a virtual botanic garden: on the outer rim are alternating fruit and flowers, including crab apples, peaches, pomegranates, and gingko. At the center are peonies with their large and variegated blossoms symbolizing good fortune.
Porcelain with underglaze
Gift of Samuel P. Avery, by exchange
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Plate, 1368-1644. Porcelain with underglaze, 2 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (7 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel P. Avery, by exchange, 51.85. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.85_top_PS9.jpg)
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