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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785-1795 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in colours and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. M. H. Gethin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 13, shelf 2

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.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


ca. 1785-1795 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in colours and gilt


Diameter: 15.56 cm

Object history note

The dish was made for William and Rosetta Lewis, who were in the East India Comapny service in Bombay; the dish bears their intials.

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain in blue with gold stars and the intials WRL in gold and red, Chinese, late 18th century

Production Note




Subjects depicted

Stars; Flowers; Shield


Porcelain; Household objects; Ceramics


East Asia Collection

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