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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr W. G. Gulland

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plate of porcelain, painted in black, red and gilt with a bathing nymph and two attendant cupids. The nymph is seated naked with her feet in a stream, amongst trees; one cupid kneels on the left, the other to the right is throwing a cloak over her; distant landscape with building; all in black with red outlines and shading for the flesh tones. Inner border of cresting; on the rim a gilt winding stem with foliate scrolls, enclosing clouds, doves, a sheep dog, a peacock and various emblems, in black.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


ca. 1740-50 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt


Diameter: 22.5 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain painted in black and red enamels and gilt, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, ca. 1740-50

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.70-71, pl.90

Production Note





Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Peacocks; Mythology; Doves; Emblems (symbols); Scrollwork; Dogs (animals); Nymphs


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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