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H.R.H. the Prince of Wales

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Simon Kwan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 15, shelf 4

Physical description

Plaque, rectangular, painted in vertical format, glazed and painted on the front surface, unglazed and grooved for insertion into a mount on the back surface. Depicts a photographically-realistic portrait of Prince Charles, standing with his arms folded, a half-smile on his face, wearing a blue striped shirt, checked tie, charcoal pinstripe suit, cufflinks, watch and signet ring on his left hand little finger.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1989 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels


Height: 37.0 cm, Width: 25.0 cm

Historical context note

This plaque was presumably painted from an official photograph, and was meant as a diplomatic gift for the Prince of Wales' proposed trip to China in autumn 1989. Owing to the shooting incident in Tian'anmen Square and subsequent world condemnation of the Chinese authorities' action, the Prince's visit did not take place.

Descriptive line

Plaque, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels with portrait of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, China (Jingdezhen), 1989


Porcelain; Enamel


Painted; Glazed


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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