Object Number: 
ca. 1816
Overall: 1 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 22.2 cm )
Chinese export porcelain plate with rounded octagonal edge; blue underglaze in "Canton" pattern. Central image includes landscape with water, pagodas and bridge surrounded by criss-cross border and decorative bands.
Gallery Label: 
This plate 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