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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Dish

ca. 1785-1795 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dish with deep cavetto and narrow sloping rim; on the rim a diaper border in blue enamel is overpainted with gold stars and inside this runs a border of intersecting wavy lines, one formed of gold husk pattern, the other of flowers and leaves in blue and gold. In the centre of the dish is a mantling of blue and gold lined with ermine, on which is displayed a shield containing the intitials WRL in gold and red, and surmounted by a crest of a lion rampant, or langued gules.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in colours and gilt
Brief Description
Dish, porcelain in blue with gold stars and the intials WRL in gold and red, Chinese, late 18th century
Physical Description
Dish with deep cavetto and narrow sloping rim; on the rim a diaper border in blue enamel is overpainted with gold stars and inside this runs a border of intersecting wavy lines, one formed of gold husk pattern, the other of flowers and leaves in blue and gold. In the centre of the dish is a mantling of blue and gold lined with ermine, on which is displayed a shield containing the intitials WRL in gold and red, and surmounted by a crest of a lion rampant, or langued gules.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 15.56cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Mrs. M. H. Gethin
Object history
The dish was made for William and Rosetta Lewis, who were in the East India Comapny service in Bombay; the dish bears their intials.
Production
label
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.54, pl.69
Collection
Accession Number
C.29-1966

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record createdMarch 25, 2003
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