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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen, China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-20 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Charles T. Murray

  • Museum number:

    C.663-1917

  • Gallery location:

    China, room 47f, case 3

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The design of this dish was taken from Dutch Delftware ceramics, which were so popular in Europe that were taken to China for copying. The scene was misunderstood by the Chinese decorator, who repeats the background in the foreground, and represents birds flying in the sky in a unique manner. The Delft-style sponge work decoration was reproduced with some accuracy.

On the back of the dish is the Dresden inventory mark 'N=499', indicating that the piece was once in the collection of Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.

Physical description

Shallow, with flat rim. Painted with five figures in a landscape with trees (rendered with dotted foliage) and windmills. There are traces of gilt around the well. This is Chinese porcelain imitating Dutch Delftware.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen, China (made)

Date

ca. 1700-20 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Mark of the Johanneum, Dresden

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.7 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the Japanese Palace at Dresden.

Purchased at the disposal of duplicates, etc., in the Royal Saxon collection at the Japanese Palace in Dresden by the father of the donor, Sir Charles Murray KCB, till 1868 British Minister to the Court of Saxony (1860-5).

Descriptive line

Plate, porcelain with underglaze blue, decorated with figures in a landscape with windmills, Chinese, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, ca. 1700-20

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

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.26, pl.22

Production Note

from label

Materials

Porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Figures; Landscape; Windmills

Categories

Porcelain; Household objects; Ceramics

Collection code

EAS

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