Zhangzhou ware dish with design of dragons and plants


Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century
Porcelain with opaque white and cobalt-blue glazes and iron and cobalt pigments and white slip under clear glaze
Zhangzhou ware
H x Diam: 10.4 x 40.7 cm (4 1/8 x 16 in)
China, Fujian province, Zhangzhou kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Rosalind, Sidney, and Stephen Glazer Memorial Fund for Chinese Ceramics
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, dragon, Japan, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, swastika, WWII-era provenance, Zhangzhou ware
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Konoike family
Neo-Atlas, Inc.

Published References
  • Sumarah Adhyatman. Zhangzhou (Swatow) Ceramics: Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries Found in Indonesia. Jakarta, Indonesia. .
  • Seikado Bunko Art Museum. Seikado zo Gosu akae meihin zuroku (Swatow Wares from the Seikado Collection). Tokyo. .
  • Saito Kikutaro. Gosu aka-e, nankin aka-e (Gosu Polychrome and Nanjing Polychrome). Toji taikei, vol. 45 Tokyo. .
  • Regina Krahl. Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul: A Complete Catalogue. 3 vols New York and London. .
  • Nezu Institute of Fine Arts. Kanan no yakimono (Ceramics of South China): Ki-Seto, Oribe, Aode Ko-Kutani no genryu wo motomete (Identifying the Origins of Yellow Seto, Oribe, and Aode Ko-Kutani Wares). Kansho Shirizu, vol. 1 Tokyo. .
  • Idemitsu Museum of Arts. Ozara no jidai ten: Utage no utsuwa (The Age of Oversized Dishes and Banqueting in Japan). Exh. cat. Tokyo. .
  • Hessel Miedema. Swatow: Catalogus. Leeuwarden. .
  • Barbara V. Harrisson. Later Ceramics in South-East Asia: Oxford in Asia Studies in Ceramics. Oxford in Asia Studies in Ceramics Kuala Lumpur. .
  • Barbara V. Harrisson. Swatow in Het Princessehof: The Analysis of a Museum Collection of Chinese Trade Wares from Indonesia. Leeuwarden. .
  • Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum. Gosu aka-e, gosu sometsuke, mochibana-de: Suwatou uea no sekai (Swatow Ware). Seto. .
  • Oriental Ceramic Society of the Philippines Newsletter., October, 2007. pp. 5-6.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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