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Plaque

Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)

  • Date:

    middle of 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted enamels on copper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Brigadier W. E. Clark

  • Museum number:

    C.30-1969

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plaque, painted enamels on copper. The oval plaque has been framed in painted wood which also conceals the back. It is painted in delicate style with a scene of three European ships and a long-boat near a rocky Chinese shore with buildings raised on stilts over the water, and with a temple with pagoda in the background. The design is executed partly in colours, and partly drawn in a fine grisaille.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)

Date

middle of 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted enamels on copper

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm within frame, Width: 20.5 cm within frame

Historical context note

Probably a wall-plaque made as a back-plate to a candelabrum, which might have fittings of enamel in the same style.

Descriptive line

Plaque, painted enamels on copper; China (Guangzhou), Qing dynasty, middle of 18th century

Production Note

Register

Materials

Copper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Ships; Pagodas

Categories

Enamels; Ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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