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Tray

Tray

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)

  • Date:

    1775-1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted polychrome enamels on a copper body

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased

  • Museum number:

    596-1878

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Painted enamels of this kind were commonly known in English as 'Canton enamel', after the main centre of their production in South China. They were popular export products in the 18th and 19th centuries. These copper wares were also produced in Beijing for imperial consumption. In Chinese they were referred to as 'foreign porcelain' (yangci 洋瓷).

Physical description

This tray contains two separate compartments of equal size. The base of each compartment is painted with floral scrolls on a white ground.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)

Date

1775-1878 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted polychrome enamels on a copper body

Dimensions

Length: 7.5 in, Width: 4.125 in

Object history note

Believed to be Persian, 17th century, when acquired in 1878

Descriptive line

Tray, painted enamels on copper, Guangzhou, China, before 1878

Materials

Copper; Enamel

Techniques

Painted

Collection

East Asia Collection

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