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DINNER PLATE FROM PEONY SERVICE

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DINNER PLATE FROM PEONY SERVICE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Pantry


About this object

This dinner plate is decorated with famille rose enamels and gilding to depict a bouquet of peonies and asters tied by a ribbon in the center surrounded by six floating stylized sprays representing peonies, magnolias, and prunus blossoms. The rim decoration includes reserved oblong medallions of stylized flowers including peonies, chrysanthemums, lotuses, day lilies, and cone flowers encircled by gilded addorsed foliate scrolls alternating with purplish-mauve trellis patterns with quartrefoils encircled by gilded addorsed foliate scrolls, all surrounded by a pink trellis ground. The edge of the slightly scalloped plate is gilded. It is one of 80 objects, including covered tureens with stands, sauce boats with stands, large and small platters, salad plates, bread and butter plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, and covered potted creams, in the Peony Service.

This dinner plate is decorated with famille rose enamels and gilding to depict a bouquet of peonies and asters tied by a ribbon in the center surrounded by six floating stylized sprays representing peonies, magnolias, and prunus blossoms. The rim decoration includes reserved oblong medallions of stylized flowers including peonies, chrysanthemums, lotuses, day lilies, and cone flowers encircled by gilded addorsed foliate scrolls alternating with purplish-mauve trellis patterns with quartrefoils encircled by gilded addorsed foliate scrolls, all surrounded by a pink trellis ground. The edge of the slightly scalloped plate is gilded and the footring bears fine knife marks.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
DINNER PLATE FROM PEONY SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain with famille rose enamels and gilding
Made in:
Guangzhou, China
Date made:
1770-1780
Size:
22.9 cm (9 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.266.15
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973