Chinese export porcelain first European order dish, c. 1530/50, Jiajing reign, Ming dynasty

  • Antique Chinese porcelain
  • Antique Chinese porcelain

Rare Chinese export porcelain first European order saucer dish, decorated in under glaze cobalt blue with two arms of Portugal and one IHS symbol, Fujian province, circa 1530/50, Jiajing reign, Ming dynasty, ø 31,1 cm, height 6,8 cm.  

Illustrated:

•Portugal na Porcelana da China: 500 anos de comércio / Portugal in Porcelain from China: 500 years of trade, by A. Varela Santos, vol I, p. 111.

For the arms see:

•Portugal na Porcelana da China: 500 anos de comércio / Portugal in Porcelain from China: 500 years of trade, by A. Varela Santos, vol II, pp. 106/123; 

•Do Tejo aos Mares da China, Uma epopeia portuguesa, p. 77, 81; 

•Porcelain Trade, Ming and Qing Dynasties, pp. 142-143; 

•Chinese Porcelain and the Heraldry of the Empire, by N. Castro, pp. 9/13;

•Porcelaine de la Compagnie des Indes, by  M. Beurdeley, p. 209;

•Chinese Porcelain in the Carmona e Costa Foundation, by M.A.P.Matos and M. Salgado, p. 36;

•Portugal and Porcelain, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 19th, 1984 to February 3rd, 1985 (exhibition organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of  Culture, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Metropolitan Museum of Art). Catalogue by Ilda Arez, Maria Azevedo Coutinho Vasconcelos e Sousa, Jessie MacNab, p. 51.

•Symbols and Images in images of Christianity in Chinese Porcelain, by P.Dias; 

•Porcelana Chinesa da Fundação Carmona e Costa, by M. Salgado and M.A.P. Matos, pp. 34-36;

•Reflexos, Símbolos e Imagens do Cristianismo na Porcelana Chinesa, pp. 35/6, 62;

•Caminhos da Porcelana – Dinastias Ming e Qing, pp. 138-139.

Stock Number: 5.4050
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