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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, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, 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

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

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.54, pl.69

Production Note




Subjects depicted

Stars; Flowers; Shield


Porcelain; Household objects; Ceramics


East Asia Collection

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