Cake Stand

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1850-1875

GUSN

GUSN-3812

Description

Circular porcelain cake stand with scalloped edge. Exterior top of stand has enamel decoration of medallions with alternating scenes of 1) birds, butterflies and flowers and 2) interacting figures surrounded by tendrils, flowers and butterflies on gold ground. Band of tendrils and flowers on gold ground around foot.

Details

Descriptive Terms

compotes
enameling
hand-painted
porcelain
medallions (ornament areas)
Stand, Serving
Stand, Cake
Rose Medallion
Chinese Export
Stand, Cake

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Dimensions

4 3/8 (H), 10 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Thomas M. Hill, Jr.

Accession Number

1990.299.41