Chinese collection

Item LL 6107

Accession no: LL 6107
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Plate with stand
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 2.5 cm, D. 23.1 cm

Description: Plate with broad flat rim, base unglazed: drawn in blue of fine quality with a shield of arms, with helmet and crest, in a medallion surrounded by foliage. On the sides and on the rim are foliage scrolls. Border of small flowers.

An early example of Chinese armorial porcelain. The bearings – seven hares and an inescutcheon with rampant lion – are evidently drawn by a hand unfamiliar with Portuguese or Dutch models.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 134.