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Plate with monogram of the Dutch East India Company
Place of Origin: Japan, Saga prefecture
Date: approx. 1660-1690
Historical Period: Edo Period (1615-1868)
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze decoration
Style or Ware: Arita ware, Imari style
Dimensions: , H. 6.3 cm x Diam. 36.8 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B60P974
On Display: No

Description

Label: "VOC" is the monogram for the Dutch East India Company, whose Dutch name is Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie. This plate's rim is divided into panels depicting peonies and orchids. Inspired by contemporary or earlier Chinese export wares, Japanese potters decorated many of their plates with divided rims and sometimes with the monogram VOC.

More Information

Exhibition History: "Blue and White Ceramics of the Far East", Standford University Museum of Art, 9/26/1978 - 11/5/1978

" A Curious Affair: The Fascination between East and West", Asian Art Museum, 6/17/2006 - 9/3/2006

"Pan-Asian Ceramics: Export, Import, and Influence from the Collection of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco", San Francisco International Airport, International terminal, December 22, 2012 - June 23, 2013
Label: "VOC" is the monogram for the Dutch East India Company, whose Dutch name is Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie. This plate's rim is divided into panels depicting peonies and orchids. Inspired by contemporary or earlier Chinese export wares, Japanese potters decorated many of their plates with divided rims and sometimes with the monogram VOC.
Exhibition History: "Blue and White Ceramics of the Far East", Standford University Museum of Art, 9/26/1978 - 11/5/1978

" A Curious Affair: The Fascination between East and West", Asian Art Museum, 6/17/2006 - 9/3/2006

"Pan-Asian Ceramics: Export, Import, and Influence from the Collection of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco", San Francisco International Airport, International terminal, December 22, 2012 - June 23, 2013