Origin: Asia, China, Jingdezhen
Acc. No. 1996-72
Chinese export porcelain plate with narrow, steeply curved rim. Rim of plate painted with green, red, gilt grapes, grape leaves, and tendrils. Edge of plate well encircled by narrow gilt border and delicate chain of gilt and blue enamel dots. Center of plate well boldly painted in red, white, blue, brown, and gilt American eagle displayed above a cluster of trophies of war, including a cannon, flags, spears and arrows. The eagle holds in its beak a banner with the words "E PLUPIB MUM" (sic).
Label:In the years following the Revolutionary War, American rapidly came to dominate the trade in Chinese export porcelains. This plate was made for the American market, probably at the time of the War of 1812; nonetheless, its border pattern clearly shows the lasting influence of English creamware design.