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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1995.70
  • Catalogue No.: 28
  • Object type: Plate
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 6.7 cm, D. 36.5 cm
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Round plate. Straight-sided, upturned rim. Underglaze blue decoration. In the well, a Transitional style landscape with two figures surrounded by a double line. The Kraak style border divided into panels with alternating designs of figures in a landscape and a floral scroll.

    Open shapes with Transitional designs are relatively uncommon; this arrangement in the Kraak style appears to be unrecorded.

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