This finely potted porcelain dish is covered in a dark blue undergalze decoration. The dish is adorned with 16 panels, each with a chrysanthemum. The centre has an additional five chrysanthemum heads known as asters with a background of scrolls, all in underglaze blue.Wares such this example illustrate the turbulent period of the transition from Ming to Qing rule at the end of the 17th century. A period that was marked by the collapse of the imperial kilns, growing domestic interest in literary subjects and the customisation of private kilns for new markets.

Date/Period
Late Ming-early Qing dynasties, 16th-18th centuries
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: H4.4 x Dia27.5 cm
Accession No.
C-0060
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics