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.

On View

American Art, Gallery 166

Artist

Chinese export porcelain

Title

Dinner Plate

Origin

New York

Date

1796–1810

Medium

Porcelain, enamel, and gilding

Dimensions

Diam. 8 3/4 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of Frederick S. Colburn

Reference Number

1958.258

Extended information about this artwork

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