- Museum number
- Series: Jersey service
Plate, from the so-called 'Jersey' service; hard-paste porcelain; shaped rim painted brown; decorated in colours with scene of two Chinese figures by shore, and with scattered insects and flowers; bird above, buildings and boat in ground; marked.
- Production date
- 1739-41 (circa)
Diameter: 23.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This plate is from a variant pattern, loosely identified as the 'Jersey' service, named after a service in the collection of the Earls of Jersey, which is now at Osterley Park, Middlesex, The National Trust. For a discussion of the so-called 'Jersey Service', a list of various pieces from it, and the various print sources used see den Blaauwen, 2000, nos 202-205.
The decoration is based on an engraving by Petrus Schenk the younger from the series Nieuwe geinventeerde Sineesen, of which No. 7 served as the design for this plate. The engraving is illustrated by den Blaauwen, 2000, Faldblatt 19.
Another plate from this service, which was also discovered in the Clarke collection by Mr. Hugh Tait, is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (inv. C6 1958).
The presence of the impressed numeral '16', which were introduced in 1739, suggests that the date of this plate is 1739 or later.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number