- Museum number
Dish; porcelain; moulded, with sixteeen lobes; Japanese Imari style; richly painted in colours and gilt; in the centre a bird perched on a rock, a rock with flowering branch and swirling water below; round the rim two reserves containing a phoenix and formal flower patterns; on the underside round the rim three flower stems; maker's mark on the base.
- Production date
- 1740 (circa)
Diameter: 23.70 centimetres
Depth: 3.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This dish a faithful copy of a Japanese Imari original, an example of which is also in the British Museum OA+.533 (the Meissen example was included in 'Porcelain for Palaces', exh. cat. no. 237). Den Blaauwen (2000) lists other comparable Meissen examples in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Ayers, Impey & Mallet 1990
A dish with lobed sides and a wavy rim, shaped and painted in direct imitation of a Japanese Imari dish. In the centre a bird perched on a rock looks up at a pine tree overhanging a stream. The surrounding border is richly ornamented, and incorporates two panels with phoenixes in red, gold and pink lustre in cartouches outlined in blue and set within further panels with a part-red and part-gilt ground; in the remaining border, chrysanthemum blooms with gilt foliage appear on a blue ground. On the outside are three flower sprays in blue, red and gold.
From what is sometimes known as the 'Warsaw service'. For the Japanese Imari original, see No. 237.
Sir A. W. Franks, 'Catalogue of a Collection of Continental Porcelain lent to the Bethnal Green Museum', South Kensington Museum, London, 1896, No. 38.
- On display (G46/dc16)
- Exhibition history
1993 12 Sep-12 Dec, Germany, Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Japan and Europe: 1543-1929
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Originally a pair; one plate sold as duplicate at Sotheby's, 2.12.1958, lot 157. See Document File 1958,1004.1, Stonyhurst Salt.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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