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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1982.8
  • Catalogue No.: 127
  • Object type: Plate
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: D. 24.0 cm; VOC monogram and 'N'
  • Provenance: Purchased with the aid of the Friends Of the Ashmolean
  • Description: Plate. Pale underglaze blue decoration. Single line encircles cavetto just below the rim, which has a border of leaves and flowers in sketchy style on ground of pale blue combing. The well has a wreath of leaves surrounding the VOC monogram and the letter 'N', all somewhat crudely executed.

    The mark should probably be read: Nederlandse Vereenigde Oostidische Compagnie.

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