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Dish

Dish

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamels and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:

    FE.62-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Physical description

Plate, porcelain, with a rim shaped in four pointed lobes, painted in famille rose enamels and gold with the arms of Drake. In the centre is the design of two pheasants on a rock with peonies. Round the rim is a border of rocaille work in European style with elements of shells and also what appear to be pottery kilns with vents sprouting smoke and cartwheels. Below is a roccoco shield containing the arms of Drake, Awyvern with wings displayed and tail nowed; the crest is not recorded (in the form of a castle?).

The arms could also be of Venables (Argent a wyvren passant gules). The arms are similar to another, with a different crest, made for the Drake family of Shardeloes in Buckinghamshire and identical to a tea service mae a little later. These two may have been made for Captain Richard Drake of the Hawk, at Canton in 1758.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamels and gold

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.3 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain, painted in famille rose enamels and gold with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign, ca. 1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 337
Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.42, pl.47

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Gilding; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Peonies; Pheasants; Smoke; Rock; Kilns

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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