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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Dorothy B. Simpson

  • Museum number:

    FE.22-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 7

Physical description

Octagonal dish, with flat, unglazed base and indented at eight angles of the rim. In the centre is a landscape scene with a small temple and houses, enclosed within a spearhead-type border. Round the rim is an uneven 'rococo' border containing auspicious emblems and butterflies.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Length: 30.5 cm, Width: 22.5 cm

Descriptive line

Octagonal dish, porcelain decorated with a temple, houses and butterflies, Chinese, ca. 1770

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

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, pp.28-30, pl.28

Materials

Porcelain

Subjects depicted

Butterflies; Landscape; Houses; Temple

Categories

Porcelain; Household objects; Ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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