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

Dimensions

13.75 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1973.9