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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1753-1754 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamel and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Basil Ionides Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.36-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 8

Physical description

Oval dish of porcelain, painted en grisaille and gilt. With foliate rim, and unglazed base burnt red. In the well, two medallions depict a young and an old woman, and blind-fold Justice holds the scales between. In two panels on the rim, the verse: 'One day for Liberty the Briton fires. The Next he flames for Canning or for Squires', which refers to the notorious lawsuit over the alleged abduction of Elizabeth Canning by Mary Squires, about 1753. The two portraits are copied from contemporary engravings or prints.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

ca. 1753-1754 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamel and gilt

Dimensions

Length: 37.1 cm, Depth: 26.2 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted en grisaille and gilt; China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1753-54

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Grisaille; Gilt

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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