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Supper plate

Object Number: 
1950.36c
Date: 
1810-1820
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 × 8 1/2 in. (2.5 × 21.6 cm)
Description: 
Porcelain plate painted with enamels and gilded. Decorated with a "Japan" pattern of flowering plants and fencing within a formal border in red, blue, green and gold.
Gallery Label: 

In the 1810s, the opulent Imari style was revived for a middle-class desiring exotic-looking goods. The taste was contemporary with George IV's Brighton Pavilion, a fantastic fusion of Asian and Indian styles. The terms 'India' or 'Japan' marketed richly gilded wares of vague Oriental origin. Amusingly, this style became a quintessentially English china pattern, popular at Spode and Derby, where it is still manufactured.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Clarence S. Fiske
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group