Platter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-25838

Description

This platter is composed of a white clay body with a colorless "white" glaze that has a slight celadon tint. It is oval, with a slightly dished and canted rim. The overglaze polychrome enamel decoration in the rose palette features a gilt ground with a butterfly motif. There are six design reserves, three of which feature a bird and floral motif and three with Mandarin court scenes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

platters
porcelain
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
butterflies
floral patterns
Chinese
Porcelain
Butterfly
Bird
Floral
Mandarin
Platter

Associated Building

Associated With Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

13.75 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1973.9