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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1976.53
  • Catalogue No.: 27
  • Object type: Plate
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: c. 1660-90
  • Dimensions: D. 39.7 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of M.C. and J.W. Christie-Miller
  • Description: Plate. Underglaze blue decoration. VOC insignia within a central circular cartouche, surrounded by phoenix below and another swooping overhead, and camellia and peach sprays on either side. Wide border of alternating panels of prunus sprays, and prunus and bamboo with rings around stems. Narrower panels between these of simple floral scrolls on blue ground. On foot, red sealing wax seal. Five spur marks.

    The monogram of the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) appears on a variety of dishes and bowls in Arita blue-and-white; see also nos. 35, 127. Monograms of individuals appear on 'gallipots'; see no. 116.

  • Exhibited: Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, no. 32
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