Underplate for tureen

Object Number: 
2004.30.2
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Porcelain with blue underglaze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 31.8 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Chinese export porcelain underplate in elongated octagonal shape with blue underglaze in "Canton" design over white ground. Central landscape image with water, pagodas and bridge surrounded by continuous diaper-pattern band and three decorative borders.
Gallery Label: 
This tureen underplate is part of a 107 piece service of Chinese export porcelain purchased by the donor's great-great grandfather, Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835), a hardware merchant at Beekman Slip in New York City. Gerrit purchased the service in 1816 for a dinner held for "all the Episcopal clergymen of New York except one." The N-YHS collection includes eight pieces of this service.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group