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On View Louise du Pont Crowninshield Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Chinese artist
  • Charger, about 1730
  • Ceramic, porcelain
  • Jingdezhen, China
  • H: 1 3/4 in, dia.: 16 1/2 in (H: 4.4 cm, dia.: 41.9 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. J. Alan Gayer and Mrs. G. William Helm, Jr. in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Morris, 1984
  • E81655

INSCRIPTION

Paper label on reverse: "Placque (sic)/belonged to/Thomas Russell/Grandfather of S R Gerry/about 1730"

SPECIAL COLLECTION

China Trade Museum Collection

DESCRIPTION

Charger decorated in the imari palette. In the well, flowers issuing from a grotuesque rock. The cavetto with four floral reserves on a star-shaped diaper ground. Four complex floral sprays on the rim with an outer border of trellis diaper and four reserves containing flower heads and leaves. Two underglaze blue elongated sprigs under rim.