Plate decorated en grisaille and in iron-red, flesh tones, and gold, with narrow bands and spearheads on the rim, single band in the well, central scene of a seated lady wearing a patterned dress and working on embroidery, and overturned basket beneath a heavily draped and open window revealing three vessels sailing close by a rocky cliff on which stand two towers.
Popularly known as the 'Seamstress' or 'Embroideress,' this scene is also found on Dutch earthenware.
An earlier and more finely painted scene of a seated woman embroidering a framed canvas is known in polychrome enamels. Two other variants are also found on export ware. One includes a second woman and a gentleman in the company of the seamstress; the other depicts a woman wearing a decollete dress and embroidering while seated alone on a knoll beneath an overhanging tree.
|Year Range from||1745|
|Year Range to||1755|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|