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ca. 1745
Origin: China, Jingdezhen
D: 8 1/2in. (21.6cm)
Porcelain, hard-paste
Museum Purchase, Wesley and Elise H. Wright in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Hofheimer II and in honor of John C. Austin
Acc. No. 2012-59
Octagonal Chinese porcelain plate decorated in underglaze blue with floral swags around the rim and a river landscape in the center. The scene, likely adapted from a Dutch delft tile, depicts a European figure in front of a tall Dutch-style house and a Chinese-style boat on the river.
Label:This plate is identical to one now in the collection of the Reeves Center at Washington & Lee University that was owned by Alexander Spotswood’s son John Spotswood. The decoration on these pieces was probably copied from a Dutch delft tile. The house design is an example of architecture that was common in the Netherlands.
Provenance:Formerly in the collection of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.