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Dish - Finding of Moses

Finding of Moses

  • Object:

    Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)
    Europe (designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology

  • Museum number:

    4824-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 7

Physical description

Dish of 'eggshell' porcelain, circular, painted in overglaze black and red enamels and gilt. In the middle is the subject of the Finding of Moses copied from a European engraving. Pharaoh's daughter is accompanied by three attendants and a dog. One of the former kneels stooping towards the cradle in which is the infant Moses. Round the rim is a border of flowers in red outline with gilt foliage outlined in black.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)
Europe (designed)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.6 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt, depicting the subject of the Finding of Moses, copied from a European engraving, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Production Note

from label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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