East Asian Art
DishMade in China, Asia
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Hongzhi Period (1488–1505)
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze yellow enamel decoration (Jingdezhen ware)
Currently not on view
1944-20-347Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944
LabelThe Hongzhi period (1488–1505) is acclaimed for producing the best yellow glazes of the Ming dynasty. Here, strong yellow enamel was applied over a bold, underglaze cobalt blue design of floral sprays on the front and back of the dish. Such distinctive colored wares were made from the fifteenth to the early sixteenth century and used throughout the imperial palace.