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Object description

  • Chinese artist
  • Plate, about1750
  • Porcelain
  • China
  • H: 1 in, dia.: 9 in (H: 2.5 cm, dia.: 22.9 cm)
  • Anonymous gift, date unknown
  • E38403


This plate depicts a crane on the branch of a flowering tree, with another crane doing an Immelman Turn on the rim. The underglaze is blue and gold on a grey-white background. Asymmetrical composition, reminiscent of Japanese Imari decorators.