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Object description

  • Chinese artist
  • Platter, about 1770
  • Ceramic, porcelain
  • China
  • H: 1 1/2 in, W: 12 5/8 in, D: 9 1/8 in (H: 3.8 cm, W: 32.1 cm, D: 23.2 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Crosby Forbes, 1992
  • E74635


Above the crest at the top "Essayez"


Platter decorated in underglaze blue with an armorial top center showing Dundas impaling Maitland with the motto "Essayez". Octagonal shape rim with notched corners. The center shows a landscape at the left with a bridge and one person. There are fish roe, scroll and floral border on rim.