AGE: – Ming dynasty Circa 1608
CONSTRUCTION: – Porcelain
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Ming dynasty Blue n white shipwreck Porcelain
HEIGHT: – 5cm
WEIGHT:– 750 gms.
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Genuine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue n White Shipwreck Porcelain Plate Circa 1608. Hand painted blue and white under glaze with central decoration of a pair of Phoenix birds surrounded by a floral and leaf design. In excellent condition no restorations or damage some glaze crazing throughout.
This plate was possibly found on the Binh Thuan shipwreck. The Binh Thuan shipwreck was excavated in early 2001, and the majority of the pieces from this wreck consisted of blue-and-white and over glazed enamel decorated Zhangzhou (Swatow) ceramics.
From our understanding the kiln grit on the base of this bowl was put there by Swatow potters intentionally to separate the items fired from the kiln of the floor so that plates would not stick to the kiln floor. There is a flaw on the base of the plate which would have occurred during the firing process and is visible from the inside of the bowl.