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Dinner Plate

A work made of hard-paste porcelain, glaze, with enamels in colors, and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain, glaze, with enamels in colors, and gilding.




China, Qianlong or Jiaqing reign
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.


On View, Gallery 166


Arts of the Americas


Chinese export porcelain


Dinner Plate


China (Object made in)

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c. 1796–1810


Hard-paste porcelain, glaze, with enamels in colors, and gilding


Diam.: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frederick S. Colburn

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