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The round plate has a twelve-lobed, petal-shaped rim edged in brown enamel. In the center, on the white ground, is a scene depicting a Japanese man, dressed in a green robe with black and puce details and an iron-red skirt, holding a young child, also wearing an iron-red robe. The child leans...

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(1) on base, in underglaze blue: crossed swords (2) on base, impressed: 16


By 1960, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; October 1960, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to Rita and Frits Markus, Chatham, MA and New York; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1984)

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1740

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Overall: 3.5 x 23.7 cm (1 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

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Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain