- Museum number
Plate, earthenware, of moulded hexagonal, tin-glazed, painted in underglaze-blue, red and green, and gilt, with a design in Japanese Imari style of a vase with flowers on a stand in the centre and on the border and rim with three panels of similar vases and three of pagodas by a lake with bamboo and pine etc.
- Production date
Diameter: 35.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ayers, Impey & Mallet 1990
The plate is hexagonal with flat spreading rim and cutout corners, and is painted in the classic Imari style and palette of blue, red and gilt with a vase of chrysanthemum and peony on a tripod stand in the centre framed by a scrollwork border. Radiating to the rim in a broad band are panels with a pavilion by a lake or with a bowl of flowers, alternating with others of gilt trelliswork on blue or of blue-and-gold chequerwork. Round the underside is a flower scroll in blue and red.
H. Syz (1970, Taf. II.3 and III.5) illustrates this plate together with its closely similar Japanese model, which bears a Dresden Palace Inventory mark applied during the years 1721-27. Cf. also W. P. Knowles, n.d., PI. IX; C. J. A. Jörg, 1984, Pl. 121, p. 168.
There is a comparable plate in the Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, which bears a factory mark, see cat. 95
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number