17 août 2014

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. Owner’s mark punched in the base. Museum no. 102-1899. © V&A Images. Painted in underglaze blue with two phoenixes amid peonies and foliage in a central medallion, surrounded by a broad 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. The dense decoration and symmetrical... [Lire la suite]