Dish

Chinese export
about 1700


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.9 cm (9 in.); H. 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

1981.98

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Hard-paste porcelain. Chinese for export for the Continental Market.


This Chinese porcelain dish made for export to Europe is similar to one that must have been available to the craftsmen at Meissen, where nearly identical plates were made. This particular hunting scene was popular in China and appears on other Chinese export porcelain. The high quality of painting suggests that the dish was not made for the East India Company, but instead for “private trade” by ship’s owners or agents.

Markings

6 Chinese symbols surrounded by a double circle on reverse.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund