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  • China
  • dish, 1400s, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
  • Where object was made: China
  • Swatow ware, porcelain, underglazing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.8 x 40.6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 16 in
  • Gift of David P. Bushnell in honor of Sammy Yu-kuan Lee
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0115

Swatow ware large dish decorated with a qilin (1 horned creature) and blue underglaze. Center is ch'i-lin, mythical beast, with floral design around it. Encircling image are two grapes of flowers resembling chrysanthemums. Sand encrustations appear on the foot.