Plate depicting a lady with parasol
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
About the work
This plate is an example of the blue and white porcelain made for export in China through the Dutch East India Company. It depicts a light-hearted scene where a woman and her attendant greet a group of large birds. Looking deeper, the plate is representative of the far-reaching network of global trade and influence at the time of its production. A European artist designed the imagery on an object created using a ceramic manufacturing technique popularized in Asia.
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