Charger

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1740-1760

GUSN

GUSN-45977

Description

Blue and white charger. Outer border has panels of chrysanthemums alternating with scrolled medallions containing 1) landscape scene of house with trees near stream and 2) scrolls and vases. Inner border has a band of scrolls in cavetto and double band of blue around central scene of large chrysanthemums, left, growing from behind rock. Gnarled pine and two bamboo trees, right, growing behind rock. Table upon which sits a vase of flowers. Prancing fawn in foreground. Dark brown rim. Paper label on bottom: "This Plate belonged to Benjamin Faneuil."

Details

Descriptive Terms

chargers (platters)
porcelain
cobalt blue (pigment)
Chinese export
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Porcelain
Underglazed
Chinese Export
Charger

Inscription

"This Plate belonged to Benjamin Fanieul." (Handwritten in black ink on paper label affixed to bottom.)

Associated Person

Faneuil, Benjamin

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Dimensions

11 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1958.47