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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)
    Netherlands (decorated)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs A. Cameron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 3

Physical description

Dish, painted on the lower side in blue, on the upper in colours. Mark: a seal character. In the middle are two shields which are enclosed between branches of conventional foliage which are tied together by a gilt ribbon; the lower side of the rim is decorated with conventional lotus flowers and foliage in blue. This dish was overdecorated in Holland.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)
Netherlands (decorated)


mid 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Mark: a seal character, perhaps 'zhi' (by Imperial order).


Diameter: 15.9 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain painted outside with underglaze blue, overdecorated in enamels inside in Netherlands, Chinese, mid 18th century

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

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.49, pl.62

Production Note

from label




Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers; Shields; Leaf (plant material)


Porcelain; Household objects; Ceramics


East Asia Collection

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