Blue-and-white Porcelain Plate from the Tang Dynasty
Recently a blue-and-white porcelain plate came into our attention. We believe that this plate is from the 9th century, or the late Tang dynasty imperial court, which makes it one of the earliest surviving pieces of blue-and-white porcelain ever produced. Measuring approximately 49 cm in diameter and 7.6 cm in height, it is also the largest Tang dynasty blue-and-white plate ever discovered. This plate belongs to a collector from San Francisco, California, who wishes to remain anonymous. We will report any follow-up story related to this rare piece. Stay tuned.
May 13, 2020 @ 1:52 am
Amazing piece, and so well preserved if it is indeed Tang! Is that a phoenix in the centre? And is it usual for there to be no kiln mark on the base?
May 20, 2020 @ 5:06 am
Yes, that is a phoenix in the center. Reign marks did not become popular until the Ming dynasty.