second quarter of the 17th century
Diam 46.5 cm (18 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware with blue decoration under transparent glaze
Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)
Dish in style of Kraak ware (Chinese export porcelain) with fantastical landscape in center
Pseudo-Chinese mark within a square seal in underglaze blue on underside.
2000, sold by Christian Béalu (dealer), Paris, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).
The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger