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Plate: ships in harbor motif

Object Number: 
1940.269
Date: 
ca. 1740
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 9 in. ( 3.2 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Porcelain plate with deep well; double border of black, turquoise, and gilt bands with golds and rust fleur-de-lis surrounding central polychrome harbor scene; the scene includes two fully rigged Dutch 'East Indianmen' flying red flags, some smaller boats, and a town; it is surrounded by a polychrome enamel scrolling cartouche.
Gallery Label: 
This scene may be of Batavia or some other Dutch outpost. Other examples of this plate can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group