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Catalog Number R1983.1.2
Object Name Plate
Description Circular plate decorated en grisaille and in gold, with narrow bands at the edge, central scene of an estuary with boats laying at anchor, buildings along the shoreline, and two merchants stading on a pier near a tower.

Howard illustrates a c. 1740 plate in polychrome enamels with a similar scene enclosed within a Meissen-style cartouche and bordered on the rim by floral sprays. Although the original source for the scene shown here has not been found, related Dutch landscape views, including several with a turreted tower, are known on Meissen porcelain c. 1735-1740.
Year Range from 1745
Year Range to 1755
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Museum Purchase
On View No