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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain with decoration moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs K. D. Eliot

  • Museum number:

    C.7-1961

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 1, shelf 3

Physical description

Oval dish, vaguely leaf-shaped, with up and down wavy edge. Moulded in relief are two large sprays of vine-leaves with grapes, and smaller leaves, with veining. The reliefs are painted with dark and light washes and finer strokes in a sombre blue. In the middle a spray of leaves and berries is painted on the flat surface, as are several in sects in the field. The rim feathered in blue. On the reverse are painted four leafless branches.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain with decoration moulded in relief and painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Four simulated Chinese characters, in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Length: 24.1 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue; Bow Porcelain Factory, England (London), ca. 1765

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Glazed; Painted; Relief

Subjects depicted

Vine-leaves; Insects; Grapes

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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