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Tobias and the angel Raphael

  • Object:

    Saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    middle of 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze black enamel and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Louis Cahen

  • Museum number:

    C.65-1957

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Saucer of porcelain, painted in black enamel and gilt with 'Tobias and the angel Raphael.' Painted after a European print with a scene of Tobias in 18th century dress, and Raphael in a long cloak with a staff over his shoulder, standing on a bank under a tree with a dog at their feet; houses in the distance. Round the rim is a scrollwork border composed of flower sprays and bats.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

middle of 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze black enamel and gilt

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

'Tobias and the angel Raphael' saucer, porcelain painted in black enamel and gilt, after a European print; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, middle of 18th century

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Bats (animals); Flowers; Dogs

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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