Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze blue with phoenixes and flowers, China, Yuan dynasty, mid 14th century
Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze blue with phoenixes and flowers, China, Yuan dynasty, mid 14th century. Height: 6.4 cm, Diameter: 41.3 cm. 102-1899. © V&A Images.
Dish of porcelain, circular with foliated rim. Painted in underglaze blue with two phoenixes amid peonies and foliage in a central medallion, surrounded by a board band of lotus scroll and foliage, and on the rim is a diaper border. The outside has a row of rectangular panels with scroll designs.
Bibliographic References: Ayers, John. Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980, Monochrome Plate No. 139
Exhibition: Passion for Porcelain: Ceramic Masterpieces from the British Museum and V&A (National Museum of China, Beijing 22/06/2012-06/01/2013)
Note: A very close example is in the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul (Krahl 1986: 494, cat. 566)