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  • Museum Accession No.: WA.MC.189
  • Catalogue No.: 300
  • Object type: Plate
  • Kiln/Location: Imari, Arita
  • Period/Date: c. 1700
  • Dimensions: D. 23.4 cm
  • Provenance: Marshall Collection. 189. Department of Western Art, WA.MC.189
  • Description: Sixteen-lobed plate. Curved, moulded sides with petalled rim. Underglaze blue, red, green and pink enamels with gold. Floral spray which includes chrysanthemum, shaped to fit the central petalled circle. The cavetto divided into panels, each two petals wide. Four have two different diaper patterns, one with gold on blue, the other in enamels, alternating with either plum and bamboo, or peony and millet in enamels. Seven stylised white chrysanthemums outlined in red with gold centres are scattered across all the panels. On reverse, four red and gold camellia heads surrounded by scrolling branches in enamels and gold. Gold rim. Double underglaze blue circle within the footrim.

    This pattern was copied in China and in many European porcelain factories, including Chelsea and Worcester. For a Chelsea copy at the British Museum, see Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, no. 345 (M&LA PC II 60, Franks Bequest). There are Chelsea and Worcester copies in the Marshall Collection, nos. 190, 191.

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