bowl, octagonal, eight reserve panels each with Dutch and Chinese men in various poses; blue underglaze and polychromed overglaze on porcelain. Marked on bottom

Bowl with Dutch and Chinese Figures, 19th-20th century

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When political turmoil in China prevented Dutch traders from filling European orders for decorative porcelains, they turned to the budding porcelain industry in Japan. From the mid-1600s to the mid-1700s, vast quantities of brilliantly colored wares were shipped abroad. At the same time, the Japanese themselves developed a taste for porcelain. This bowl, with its amusing depictions of exotic foreigners, was undoubtedly made for the domestic market.

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Title
Bowl with Dutch and Chinese Figures
Role
Artist
Accession Number
76.72.107
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bowl, octagonal, eight reserve panels each with Dutch and Chinese men in various poses; blue underglaze and polychromed overglaze on porcelain. Marked on bottom