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Dinner Plate

A work made of porcelain, enamel, and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of porcelain, enamel, and gilding.

Date:

1796/1810

Artist:

China
Chinese, made for the American market

About this artwork

This plate was part of a large service made for the 1796 wedding of New York politician DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828) and his bride, Maria Franklin (1775–1818). The decorative Chinese landscape is encircled by a spearhead border and depictions of the eight Chinese Immortals of the Taoist religion, a purely Chinese decoration. Only the entwined gold initials DWMC indicate that this plate was made for a foreign market.

Status

On View, Gallery 166

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Chinese export porcelain

Title

Dinner Plate

Origin

New York

Date

c. 1796–1810

Medium

Porcelain, enamel, and gilding

Dimensions

Diam. 8 3/4 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of Frederick S. Colburn

Reference Number

1958.258

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